The Silver Strand, Loch Katrine
Photographer: Wilson, George Washington
Medium: Photographic print
"Opposite Ellen's Isle, on the north shore of the Lake, is the pebbly Strand where Fitz-James had his first interview with Ellen.
A little skiff shot to the bay,
That round the promontory steep
Led its deep line in graceful sweep,
Eddying in almost viewless wave
The weeping willow-twig to lave;
And kiss, with whispering sound and slow,
The beach of pebbles bright as snow.
The boat had touched the Silver Strand
Just as the hunter left his stand.
'I well believe,' the maid replied,
As her light skiff approached the side -
'I well believe that ne'er before
Your foot has trod Loch Katrine's shore.'"
Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson