The beauty of Loch Lomond is not the kind which uplifts and inspires the soul. Rather, it is the kind which quiets and soothes it. It does not lend itself to careless daydreaming but instead gives opportunity for reflection on its water’s glassy surface and provokes hunger for contemplation deep as the water’s rocky bottom. Although it is not a Disneyland, a Derbyshire, a Washington D.C.-type destination, where everything is clearly cool and meticulously manicured to remain so, the natural and imperfect beauty of the Loch has a sustenance which affects more deeply and lasts much longer than any tourist trap. And its rich yet humble landscape nourishes the soul, granting a peaceful repose for the receptive visitor viewing its bonnie, bonnie banks.