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An Ancient Scottish Castle that Overlooks a Stunning Loch

July 20, 2013

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It’s sweltering today. Really hot. But that didn’t stop us piling the kids into the car and going up to Carrick Castle near Lochgoilhead and on Loch Goil today. We went via Helensburgh Coop for supplies for lunch and then drove up the long way – via Rhu, past Faslane naval base (and the peace protesters), through Arrochar and then on to the Rest and Be Thankful. At the top of the Rest, we turned left down the winding road that takes you to Lochgoilhead and then on to Carrick Castle.

I don’t know the history of Carrick Castle, but it’s a beautiful old castle that someone has been doing up for the past few years. I love it and would one day love to see inside it. It would be amazing to live in a castle.

We had lunch near the castle and then the kids played on the beach next to it whilst myself and hubby enjoyed the shade. The girl went looking for crabs (see pic of bucket, seaweed and little crab). The boy enjoyed burying his feet in the stony beach and generally running around having fun.

We then went into Lochgoilhead for some ice-cream and then it was time to go home.

It’s just past 7pm just now and it’s still really hot here beside the Clyde, so am going to sign off now and go and wilt somewhere in the house. I think I may wilt on the sofa in the living room cos Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is on and I just love those films, especially Harrison Ford. Yummy.

By the by, the book I’m reading just now – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (the Bloggess) – is hilarious. I recommend it. It’s the first book in a long time that’s had me in tears with laughter.

Til next time.

Dawn xxxxx

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