We headed over to a different side of Loch Lomond at the weekend, to Balmaha. As well as having a great new Tourist Information Centre, this is the starting place for walking up Conic Hill, part of the West Highland Way. At 1200ft high, it's a good climb of about an hour for anyone not used to higher mountains.
But I was more intrigued to read about a little bit of geological history that had escaped me until now. It seems the Highland Boundary Fault, stretching from the Isle of Arran to Stonehaven actually runs through this exact spot at Conic Hill. Formed millions of years ago, the Fault separates Scotland into the lowlands and highlands.
I discovered a few other interesting historical facts about the area, but more about those at a later date. I wouldn't be suprised if one of my novels is eventually set around Loch Lomond as it's one of the most romantic places in Scotland. So far I've only set one scene there, but every time I visit I come back with new ideas!