Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Ben Lomond Part 2

Continuation of the day trip to Ben Lomond on the hot day.

The view from the top.




The hairpin bends.


One of the views from the lookout.


On the side of the path to the lookout, flowers.


The very small village which consists of accommodation, Cafe, Ski hire.


A closer look at accommodation.


The Cafe on the left and in the middle the Ski hire place.


You can just see the pole where the ski lift goes.

29 comments:

  1. Margaret, the village looks lovely. Do you know what species it is a nice white flower?

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    1. It's rather nice up there. No we don't know what the flowers is...

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  2. That is quite a windy road, Margaret, and it looks like you might need a bit more snow to ski. Have a wonderful time.

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    1. Ha! Lots more snow to ski :) in the winter time I expect.

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  3. Those really are hairpin bends - yes, I too would like to know what the white flower beside the road is.

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    1. Rosemary, we don't have a clue as to what that little flower is called. It was very windy right there so I couldn't get a very still photo of it.

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  4. No exaggeration to call them hairpin bends. The views must be amazing. How about a return visit in winter?

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    1. Great views. Well that could be on the cards in winter, but not in the heavy snow time, if there is once of course.

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  5. Wow these are fantastic shots. I have trouble thinking of those hot days you are talking about it is freezing here M. :) Hug xo G

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    1. I can relate to the weather as in when it's hot in your country it's cold here, and I too can't imagine being warm. Though it's not as cold here in winter as you say it is where you live. Hugs M xox

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  6. Glad you showed the view from the top. The road looks like a hairy ride. The scenery is beautiful. What is the nearest town to Ben Lomond?

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    1. Be a hairy ride in winter with snow, it's a busier narrow road and really only one way. Gosh nearest town would be a town with only one or two houses. Launceston is the nearest city.

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  7. Oh what a view, and those hairpin turns not something I would like to take but Tim would and he wouldn't slow down a lot either

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    1. :) He wouldn't slow down, well that's ok, the road is narrow and he might have to or he would go over the side, it's a long way down to the bottom :)

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  8. What a gorgeous place with such lovely views.

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  9. Hello Margaret,

    It does look strange to see ski resorts when there is no snow. A totally different landscape altogether without its white sheet.

    The hairpin bends look alarming to say the least. However, we should find skiing down the slopes equally scary!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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    1. For me it's usual to see the mountain without any snow most of the year.
      Thanks for your comment, lovely to have you return.
      Happy New Year to you both for 2015.

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    2. Well you learn something everyday, as they say.
      I had never heard of skiing fields in "The Apple Isle".
      I knew of magnificent mountain trails, great food and the
      end of the SYD/HBT world famous yachting classic and
      well - rather difficult Senators every election.
      The road to the summit is on the scary side.
      Cheers
      Colin

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    3. Really about the skiing! We have two places to ski, the other is Mt. Field. Of course all depends on snow :)
      You are very right about the Senators!

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    1. Awesome view really, we have many hairpin bends in various places in Tasmania.

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  11. Ooops!
    Somehow got into the wrong place?????
    I guess Jackie Lambie - ha ha.
    Colin

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    1. Oh goodness...she lives in another place or planet perhaps :)

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  12. That's so beautiful and rugged looking, from the lookout and also the view down at the road coming up.

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  13. Those hairpin bends look SCARY!! But I'd still like to drive it - it's now on my list for the next Tassie visit!

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