On of my favourite stops on the journey to Islay is at Loch Lomond, either at Firkin Point or around Duck Bay. During a visit in November I stopped for this view of a snow capped Ben Lomond across a calm Loch Lomond.
A view from a November journey to Islay, from and over the wooded shores of Loch Lomond.at Firkin Point
An early view from the A817 detour on the way to Islay (see also the view of the Arrochar Alps from the A817), looking back over Loch Lomond. It’s a fairly steep climb from the A82, but well worth it for the views.