02.05.07. Our visit to Inverawe Smokehouse and Country Park was to be a trip of tranquility. We awoke to a vision of peace. The loch in front of our cottages at Portsonachan looked almost like a mirror. There was hardly a ripple on its surface. It was the same when we arrived at Inverawe.
We walked through the woods on the nature trail. A couple of us at the front were lucky enough to spot a small group of deer, before they were startled by the chattering of those behind us and ran off. It was a scorching hot day, considering it was only the 2nd May. We walked around the lake, actually called the fish pond, then on to a smaller pond, before heading back to the smokehouse cafe for a magnificent platter of smoked fish, which I just had to photograph. After that we walked northwards towards the banks of Loch Etive, until we could go no further because the pathway ran out, so we retraced our steps to our cars, ready for our journey home.
We stopped our cars at the side of the road on the way back down along the banks of Loch Awe, to photograph a small group of highland cattle, and Kilchurn Castle, a castle ruin standing in the middle of Loch Awe, and the view of Cruachan Dam high up in the mountains overlooking the Loch. Then off back home along the banks of the Loch for our evening gathering in our row of cottages at Portsonachan. We had enjoyed yet another fantastic day.
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