Ben Lomond – Watercolour

A good friend has a notion to drive to Loch Lomond when next he visits Scotland. Although its possible to drive around this stretch of water, the largest in terms of area in the UK, the best views of the surrounding hills and mountains are from the loch itself. This scene is of Ben Lomond taken from the “Maid of the Loch” a recently restored paddle steamer the last of its kind here. If you are reading this, Kris, make notes to book a place on this vessel. At 3196 feet, Ben Lomond is the most southerly of Scotland’s Munro’s (peaks over 3000 ft) and is a popular target for hill walkers. The Ben is seen here in the Autumn with the first covering of snow near the top.