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Tarbet Hotel.

By Tooma
Pictured from a cruiser on Loch Lomond as we approached the pier. I am pleased I caught some activity on the Tarbet picnic area.

V1 is the larger view I took the above crop from.

Tarbet means isthmus and is separated from Loch Long by a distance of about 1.5 miles. Some centuries back Viking invaders travelled up Loch Long, which is a sea loch, and dragged their longboats across the isthmus to Loch Lomond, to continue their invasion as far as Stirling - with the involvement of one of the clan chieftains; probably for land and a share of the plunder. Tarbert near Loch Fyne has a similar length of land joining the East Loch, which Tarbert sits around, with West Loch, where Vikings did a similar boat dragging from west to east, and attacked Tarbert, which then gave them access to Loch Fyne, another sea loch, and more towns and villages to ransack.

Tags: Photo journalism Loch lomond Scenic Tarbet Landscape and travel Argyll and bute Tarbet Hotel

Voters: newbe2, debu, LotaLota and 15 more


mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
6 Apr 2019 10:42AM
I prefer the cropped version which has a nice range of colours and tones. Plenty of activity going on to keep your attention.
6 Apr 2019 1:27PM
I think I prefer the cropped version too, Tom.
A fine capture and great reminder of when we stayed at the Tarbet in 2013, en route to Fort William.
Thank you for the memory!Smile

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
6 Apr 2019 4:34PM
Looking like a very fine hotel and grounds, Good choices made and thank you for your text!
7 Apr 2019 12:33PM
Two fine images and a very interesting commentary. I like the Version for its expansive quality but I too am going to settle for the cropped version as I think it has the greatest compositional impact. SmileSmileSmile
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
10 Apr 2019 12:47PM
Great shots Tom , the lead a slight fav

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