Friday Foto: Loch Ness

Today, I'm taking you on a visit to a dear old friend: Nessie!

Loch Ness is the most popular loch in Scotland. Perhaps not quite with the romantic reputation of Loch Lomond, but its long-standing inhabitant, Loch Ness attracts millions of visitors.

Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness

We are fortunate in that my in-laws (or outlaws, as I call them) live only a mile from Nessie Town, also known as Drumnadrochit (where you can find the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition). So we have plenty of opportunities to visit over and over again. As if we needed an excuse...

I love the atmosphere around Loch Ness. Its deep, dark waters lapping against the shore, the high-rising hills either side, it's a beautiful area. The rugged ruin of Urquhart Castle peeking out over the water is a magnet for tourists and a fabulous site to visit.


I've taken a boat out several times, always amazed by the calm, black waters. It's incredibly soothing, both from a boat and from the eastern shore which is far less frequented than the busy main route up along the west side. On a recent drive, we spotted a beautiful old graveyard and the landscape is simply breathtaking.



It has to be one of my favourite places. Love it!

Oh, and here's a wee pic of my friend doing a spot of tourist-watching...


6 comments:

  1. Can I come visit, lol? It is so beautiful there and I would love to see Nessie!

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    1. I think Cathie will have to rent a minibus ... because you won't be the only one ... haha !

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  2. I've visited a couple of times. It's a very pretty loch with the castle. I looked for Nessie but didn't see a thing.

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  3. Jennifer and BlackTulip - a minibus can be arrranged. ;-)

    Shelley, Nessie tends to hide but she's watching...

    Thanks for popping in.

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  4. Loch Ness is so big and brooding. Lovely photographs :)

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    1. Thank you, Toni. Glad you liked them. Yes, definitely a brooding atmosphere there.

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