It was a lovely morning so we decided to head for the hills. The A811 had a tail-back caused by a crash outside the Safari Park. This is such a frequent occurrence, with a driver slowing to turn and another, belting down the straight road, realising too late that the car in front had stopped - one of the disadvantages of straight roads and beautiful scenery.
We passed the picturesque village of Drymen then into Balloch. Here we turned north along the banks of Loch Lomond taking the B-road to Cross Keys and the unclassified road through Glen Fruin to join the main road outside the submarine base at Faslane.
A short stop for coffee in Garelochhead followed.
We travelled down the west side of the Gare Loch to Kilcreggan where we saw the PS Waverley, the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world. She was just about to depart and there was great excitement, with a bagpiper playing a rousing send-off.
We travelled north along the narrow strip of Loch Lomond to Crainlarich, through Glen Dochart and down to Lochearnhead, where once I spent a happy but very cold week as a Boy Scout.
We bowled along the north side of the loch to Comrie where we turned south on the pretty B827 and then onto the A9 for home.