Loch Ness is like something I could never have imagined. The shining waters glitter against the surrounding hills, and the horizon appears mystic, like the loch might go on forever and ever.
Our wonderful friends, Marty and Yvonne, brought us along on the Jacobite cruise through the Caledonian Canal and into Loch Ness. Although it rained hard for the first stretch of the trip it cleared pretty quick, allowing us optimal Nessie hunting weather! If it wasn’t clear by now, the main reason that I’ve moved to Inverness is to discover the Loch Ness monster and prove once and for all that all of the mysterious legends of the Loch are true!
Searching the water by boat proved to be no use, so we hopped off at Urquhart Castle to try our luck from the shore. The ruins of this castle are so interesting to see and we were lucky enough to hear a bit of the history behind it from a castle guide that was working there.
The castle was pretty packed with tourists, but we still managed to work our way through it in time to catch our bus home (and most importantly to wander through the gift shop – because who doesn’t love a good gift shop?). We had the greatest tour guide on the ride back who told us all sorts of stories about this area of the Highlands, and a few more stories about the legend of the Loch Ness monster.
My parents are coming to visit in two weeks, and I can’t wait to bring them to the castle – and hopefully catch a glimpse of Nessie!
Thank you to Brooke for the photos.