Hike Loch Lomond to Helensburgh, Scotland

                    (Above image shows the hiking group with town of Alexandria in distance,)
Today, my wife and I joined a hiking group on a nine-mile route starting at Balloch on the southern tip of Loch Lomoind in S.W. Scotland then heading west passing through scenic landscapes with finish at Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde (Clyde Estuary).

For time of year weather was benevolent offering excellent visibility. Temperature hovered around freezing with some ice underfoot.

Loch Lomond Shores upscale shopping mall.

View from Loch Lomond Shores with Maid of the Loch paddle steamer. Vessel is currently being refurbished.

View east from Loch Lomond Shores

View of snow-capped Ben Lomond (Mountain which reaches 3200 feet.)

Inchmurrin Island, Loch Lomond

Mountain biker on hiking trail

Hikers navigating through forest

Moss covered trees reflecting the wet and mild climate

Golfer practising shots at Helensburgh Golf Course

Early flowers on wild gorse bush

Plaque on wall in Helensburgh to famous son, John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, albeit not the technology in use today.

Overall, an excellent walk.


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