17 September 2012

Day trip to Loch Ness!

Today, John was going to be in class until 10:00 p.m. so I booked a day trip to the Highlands to see Loch Ness, and hopefully get a look at the Loch Ness Monster! It was a very chilly and rainy day, but I still had a great time! Here are some pictures from the day!

First stop, Callander. It was pretty much just a coffee/restroom break, but it was my first view of the highlands!

First view of the Highlands.

It cleared up a little when we stopped at a small Loch. (Don't remember the same.)

Another view. This was the only time on this trip where it wasn't raining.

View from the drive

Stop at Glencoe. It was cold and rainy.

More views of Glencoe.

There were taller mountains, but they were all hidden by the fog.

The largest mountain in hidden in the middle.

There was hundreds of waterfalls on these hills. The driver said they were crying because all the the fights and wars in Scotland

Large falls.

Another missing mountain picture.

More waterfalls.

Sail boats.

Finally made it to Loch Ness.

Loch Ness. Nessie was a now show...

Loch Ness

Loch Ness

Loch Ness

There was a hour boat tour, but I decided against it. It was nasty, rainy, and the boat didn't provide much cover. I also worried about how rough the boat may be. So I decided to just walk around the town and get some lunch. The tour guide suggested several places to eat, but to me they were a little spendy for fish and chips. I found the little shack along the canal. It was only carry-out and the little man running the place only had about 5 of his teeth left. I figured it was a good sign. It was also more then half then what the other restaurants were charging.

The fish and chips I got.

This was the best fish I've had in  a while. It might have been because I was starving from the long drive but it was pretty good. I sat along the canal and watched a few boats pass through. It was pretty neat to watch. 

Watching each section fill up and the boats pass through.

Then the main road moved to let the boats go into the Loch.

Scottish Highland cattle. They are long hair and long horn cattle.

They were much more interested in eating then looking at us.

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