Katrine goes to Loch Katrine

Yesterday we took Katrine over to Loch Katrine, a place I have loved since I first went there, which must be over ten years ago now. It is such a special place that we choose Katrine’s name years before she was born.

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One disadvantage of her name is that she can never find nicknacs with her name on, not the case at this gift shop.

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Usually you cruise up the loch on the Sir Walter Scott Stream Ship, which according to Richard is the oldest steam ship still in operation,

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but during the winter season the Lady of the Lake is used instead.

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The loch is a diesel free zone, as it is the main water reservoir for Glasgow, so the Lady of the Lake is powered by biodiesel. Another interesting thing, Loch Katrine was the inspiration for Sir Walters Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake.

And even on a cold wet December day it is easy to see why.

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This view will be changing over the next hundred years as it is part of The Great Trossachs Forest, returning it to a more natural mix of forest.

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