Loch Ness – the home of Nessi and cute vintage cars. And my last stop before heading back home via Edinburgh. After my afternoon at the Black Isle Natalie drove me to my little hut in Drumnadrochit at the shores of Loch Ness.
Once again I was staying with a fellow photographer Margaret who does the most beautiful landscape photography around Scotland.
I started to walk towards Urquhart Castle hoping there would be fewer visitors in the evening, with my Historic Scotland membership the entrance was free anyway. And it was a great walk looking down on Loch Ness.
Famous for its monster Nessi, Loch Ness is a large and deep freshwater loch near Inverness. It is the second-largest loch in Scotland after Loch Lomond and it is the second deepest loch in Scotland after Loch Morar – by volume it is the biggest one.
There are many theories about Nessie, is it a dinosaur or a very big eel, does it really exist? Unfortunately, I didn´t see a sign of the monster.
Tales of a large monster living deep beneath the dark expanses of Loch Ness have circulated the world since the first photograph emerged in 1933. With over 1,000 eye-witness accounts, sightings and unexplained evidence, scientists continue to be baffled by the existence of Nessie. (Visit Scotland)
After about 25/30 minutes of walking, I got the first sight of Urquhart Castle and still had enough time to explore it properly. More about it next time!
The next day I walked into the village to book a boat trip and get some coffee. It was relatively early and Drumnadrochit was still quiet. It is a lovely little village, very dedicated to Nessie!
Lots of souvenir shops and lots of Nessies. I got my coffee and booked a boat trip, which was just great. I choose one of the small boats, we were a group of six or seven people plus our captain, who told us many tales about the Loch and his mysterious monster.
Next to Urquhart Castle, which looks amazing from the loch, we got some company. But no Nessie was seen!