Day 27 – UK – The Trossachs/ Loch Katrine

We packed up and left Stirling at 9am after a good nights sleep. It was an easy run out to Callander where we met up with Poppy and Amy.


We parked the motorhome and all hopped in the car for the drive out to Loch Katrine. It was a drizzly day and VERY cold and windy when we got there. So we were all rather relieved to find out that the SS Sir Walter Scott steam boat that we were booked on wasn’t running (as it was all outdoors) and instead went on the Lady of the Lake.



This was a lovely cruise. We had originally planned to go one way and ride bikes back along the path but with the on and off rain and the COLD day we decided not to. Instead we cruised up to Stronachlachar enjoying tea and shortbread.



We hopped off to take some photos and then hopped back on board for the hour long cruise back to Loch Katrine.




We all enjoyed this and the weather was fine enough that we could enjoy the view.



And we even spotted a Goldie :-)…. look closely…


We then visited the shop – which had lots of lovely unique gifts. And we found our favourite Borders.
We left and headed in search of lunch. We found this very unique cafe.



Cute little decorations.


We had a lovely lunch – I had the first lentil soup of the trip (lentil soup is the best in Britain).


Then it was back to Callander. We went to the Rob Roy visitor center but had just missed the film and Christy needed the toilet desperately.


While we waited for Pop and Chrsity to return Kevin went shopping – and yes, he did buy it.


I then visited the local fudge shop – they had a great selection and we bought some more tablet.


And another goldie spotted :-).


Since it was still a bit of a wait for the movie we decided not to bother (I’d just watched movie Rob Roy anyway and we heard about him on the cruise) so we walked back to the motorhome/car and set off for tonights park. It was a short drive through beautiful countryside.



We had planned to go out again to see some waterfalls and a folklore center but by the time Christy ate her lunch (she didn’t eat anything at lunchtime and was now starving) we were too late for last entry. We stayed inside for the afternoon and got Kevin all packed up for his trip back home tomorrow. The girls worked on their journals and when the rain had come back in and we had fun watching people set up their tents in the rain :-).


Of course Kevin made me try on his hat :-).


We decided to have dinner out tonight for our last dinner with Kevin and found a lovely little pub in the nearby town. We could have walked but it was still drizzly so we took the car.


We were made very welcome and they even opened up the dining area for us. First we were seated in this cute little area while we looked at the menu.



We loved the kids menu.


Eventually our meal was ready and we were seated at our table in our private dining room. Both girls weren’t feeling well and even though they ordered a meal neither of them ate a bite. I enjoyed my leek and brie tart but could only eat one !!!


Then it was back to the motorhome to get all 5 of us settled for the night. It was cozy but we managed.