When I went to Loch Raven last month I was drawn to one specific point. This one right here. That island used to be connected to the main land and it was a popular spot becasue it’s right next to the open area by the roadway with easy parking. While the reservoir is full of cool things, most of them require at least a little hiking through the woods. So this area becomes the visiting area of choice for those who wish to enjoy nature with as little walking as possible. In other words, everyone goes here. So the island is a pretty well known spot, and it certainly was a point of curiosity for me on this trip.
What I really enjoyed was walking back out of the area. On my way to the car I was following four people, about the same age as me, who I did not know and did not try to engage. We passed a couple walking towards us who asked, “how are things?” The goup of four’s response, “you can’t get to the island any more.”