Having been rather inactive over the past few weeks I decided it was time to get my bike out and blow the cobwebs away. I headed north from Glasgow up the side of Loch Lomond, turning west at Tarbet then parking in the first layby I came to. I assembled my bike then set off along the A83, stopping briefly to take a photo of the Croe Water as it passes under the road.
Beyond Ardgartan the road starts to climb steeply up the edge of Glen Croe towards Rest and Be Thankful.
The inactivity of the last few weeks combined with a slight hangover from last night made it a tougher climb than I had imagined, and when I reached the top I did indeed Rest and Be Thankful! The view back down Glen Croe is rather spectacular.
At the high point of this pass between Glen Croe and Glen Kinglas is Loch Restil.
My original plan of continuing on to Inveraray now looked a bit overambitious given how unfit I was feeling, so after some time drinking in the views, I about-turned and enjoyed an almost uninterrupted freewheel back to the car.