6.28.09 Loch Lomand Lollygagging
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It is 11:15 pm and nearly as light as day outside! Last night I awoke at 4 am and it was light. Summer solstice has just passed and we are very near the land of the midnight sun over here.
Misty, foggy, rolling green hillsides, and wet roads- we drove just an hour and half northwest from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond, Scotlands first National Park. A "loch" is a lake and this large loch is lovely. Rolling hills around the edges are quintessential Scotland.
Scottish is English with their own language. The accent can be strong and difficult to understand. The people are universally delightful.
We're parked with a view of the Loch, but close enough to the Camping & Caravanning Club office to get internet.
Laundry (2P each washers and dryers) was done this afternoon in prep for our packing. Lia is packed already. She would go home yesterday if she could. I guess we all reach our travel limit.
We walked around the campground and before being chased back to Sugar by swarms of tiny mosquitos, we enjoyed talking with other campers. One van camper had a pop top one side of it, so you could stand up for the whole side. It was a previously-owned VW van with a new conversion (camper interior), which they loved. The van is just under 2 meters high without the top up and there is no car park that they cannot enter. I love it! The stealth van indeed!
We've driven just over 7500 miles to date on our European adventures.