Tuesday, May 27, 2008


This is Balloch, on the River Leven, which flows into Loch Lomond. Yesterday I took myself on a date, my Artist's Date, and bought an all-day bus ticket in Glasgow for £3.20; it took me 90 minutes and three buses but I eventually got there - it's only about 15 miles from where I live and maybe 25 minutes in a car.

Ooooh, lovely fish and chips out of the wrapper, sitting by the river; you can't beat it, especially if there's sun glinting off the water.

There are two dogs here, having a paddle but by the time I got to them with the camera they were leaving.

I just missed the ducks here.


Tania Hershman said...

Och, that is just stunning, was it an inspiring date? Fish'n'chips, how I miss thee.

ireneintheworld said...

a great date tania, and i waited twenty minutes for the fish n chips but they were worth it. the best thing was being by myself, and all that thinking time on the bus; i've always driven up there so it was lovely to be a passenger and look out of the window the whole way. x

OSLO said...

It looks so vivid and sparkling Irene. Great photos, and good on you for keeping your date with yourself. I've let mine slip I'm afraid. And as for fish and chips -aren't deep-fried Mars bars the stodge of choice over your way ;-)Jo

ireneintheworld said...

i'm wondering if that's an urban myth because i don't actually know of anyone who has had one! so that's something to investigate, and i might just try it! x