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For our 22nd Anniversary we had a long weekend in the Trossachs, Scotland.

 

It was organised by Julie, and kept as a surprise to me.

 

We dinned at Nick Nairnís restaurant, and stayed at his brotherís holiday lodges near Aberfoyle.

 

The lodges are close to Lake of Menteith

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There is a large population of mallard ducks

Given half a chance the ducks will come in and help themselves to any snacks available

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Nickís restaurant is very close by his brotherís lodges.

The food is excellent bistro style, rather than high cuisine: relaxed and informal; excellent.

We were very lucky with the weather, especially for our second dayís cycling

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The road on the north shaw of Loch Katrine is for walking and cycling: no cars.

A popular trip is to take the Sir Walter Scott (running since 1900) to the far-end of the loch and walk or cycle back.

We opted to cycle there and back: 26-miles, average-C(80W), around 3-hours of cycling.

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Itís great to have so much excellent on-road cycling free of cars

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We had glorious weather: 18degC, no wind and blue sky

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We saw more blue-bells than weíve ever seen before: the air has heavy with fragrance

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At the far end of Loch Katrine there is an excellent cafť. A good place for coffee and cake before heading back

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It was a great long weekend for our anniversary

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Cheers!