I've seen many types of bodies of water, but Loch Lomond was my first time experiencing a loch. We parked at the Duck Bay Marina and Hotel, where Dan had stayed on his previous trip to Loch Lomond.
The marina is located just behind the hotel and we walked around the water as the sun was starting to set. We visited on a rainy day and the normally glass-smooth water had millions of little ripples.
I loved the small pier with its mini boats and fishing stick-men statues.
There was no one else at the pier and it was completely serene. We silently walked around snapping pictures, listening to birds and feeling the rain hit our skin. It was beautiful.
We ate in the Duck Bay Hotel's Restaurant for dinner. It's an enormous restaurant and for the first half of our meal, we were the only patrons. We were given a prime spot next to a large glass window that overlook the loch.
The entire restaurant is washed in gold. The gold was toned down during a remodel, because Dan has a big impression of the ceiling also being gold, which was still the case in one of the halls that we walked through. I can't even imagine so much gold. Less is often more!
We both ordered fish based dishes for dinner. Dan had a Salmon Caesar Salad and I ordered the Fisherman's Pie, a house specialty.
I ate every single bite of my Fisherman's Pie. It was creamy and decadent. I really enjoyed the accompanying mixed vegetables. One thing that I noticed during our trip was the lack of vegetables as a side-dish at many of the restaurants. It seems that fries or chips are considered a suitable vegetable substitute. My body was craving vegetables during the entire trip!
The next morning, we stopped to take a few last pictures of Loch Lomond. We parked near a bike trail and walked down a path to the edge of the water.
Loch Lomond is a magical place.