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Old 27th June 2015, 00:23
Ron Dean Ron Dean is offline  
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Originally Posted by gordy View Post
We took two old friends up to the Trossachs hoping to do a trip on the Sir Walter Scott.

Lady luck was on our side.
Too late to get on the 1430 sightseeing run we were advised to try again at 1600, but there had to be at least 10 passengers.

We were 9, but they took us

I wanted to see the 'new' saloon which has caused so much adverse comment on here.
Internally it's superb, (photos in the gallery).
Those less able now have a warm berth and a decent toilet.
We lived near Loch Katrine but were still blown away by the scenery as were our guests.
I think we did our bit to promote more tourism.
A grand day out indeed gordy!
I first visited Scotland (for 6 days only) in May 1957.
A was travelling courtesy of the RAF on a National Service free travel warrant, which in those days, would have been the only way I could have afforded such a trip.
I felt it was a great privilege to sail on the Sir Walter Scott on Loch Katrine.
I also managed to fit in (2days later), a sailing on the paddle steamer Jeannie Deans from Gourock through the Kyles of Bute to Tighnibruich & back.
I've since visited Scotland many times, including Inner & Outer Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland, but I'm sure I really got the bug from my first visit to the Trossachs & Loch Katrine.

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