Apr 13, 2013

L is for the Loch Ness Monster !

About two years back, I decided to go in Search of the Loch Ness Monster.
I decided to fly to Edinburgh and then Drive all the way through Scotland to the Loch Ness.

I am glad that I decided to drive, because the journey was breathtakingly beautiful.


We drove through emerald green hills dotted with sheep.



And we saw some beautiful Lakes. 






The Mountains were in a playful mood. They kept hiding and then peeping coyly from Behind the clouds.





Finally we reached Loch Ness. Loch means Lake in Scottish.
There is a beautiful castle near the Lake. Called the Urquhart Castle. 




We decided to climb it. It was not easy because it was very cold. The wind was icy, blowing straight from the lake and it hit us like sharp Needles. 

But the view from the top was so worth it ! 






From the castle we trekked down to the lake, to do what we had come to do. Search for the Loch Ness Monster in the wide expanse of the Lake. 



And as got on a boat for one of the most enchanting rides of our lives, we saw that we were not the only ones searching for the Monster. There were other boats too !



Finally in the distance, we did manage to see something ! Was it the
Monster.
Wait .. are there two of them ! 






58 comments:

  1. Breathtaking pics! Hmm, not too sure about the monsters though, will take your word for them :)

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  2. wooo now that looks like one amazing trip!

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  3. Ah, good old Nessie ... pretending to be a buoy ... very sneaky, Nessie!

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  4. If the pictures are any indication, your memories must be beautiful Ruchira..!

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  5. And you wanted us to guess what you were going to post for L ... i was going to say London... well I was close I guess :P :P :P

    I am a fan of the english country side... after seeing it in countless movies and reading about it in a plethora of books... sigh... ! I will visit it once just for the greenness of it all ! :D

    about the Monster... ha ha ha ROFL ... not all are as lucky as me to go to the well and come back quenched ! :P :P :P

    *runs*

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    1. Yes the English countryside is indeed beautiful !

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  6. Oh wow! You're so lucky .. not one but two of them!!!! Gorgeous pics Ruchira. Loved them

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  7. Yep it was a "monster" of a fun time eh

    PhenoMenon
    http://capturedalive.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/let-me-be-free/

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  8. have never heard of it. Do they exist?
    is it a myth ?
    if yes what is significance ?? But looks like worth the effoort
    U saw two of them. WOW

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    1. Off course it exists. I have pic to prove it :P

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  9. Absolutely lovely cluster of pictures. Yea, Lucky you :-)

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  10. Nothing prettier than the English countryside. No wait, Scottish, Irish and Welsh are even prettier!
    Great photos, especially since you managed to click the Loch twins! :)

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    1. Yup . two of them .. imagine my luck !

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  11. Stunning pictures. I hope someday I'll go there too. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I have been to Scotland twice and the beauty never cease to surprise me. I just love Edinburgh. It is my favorite city in the world so far (I haven't seen many). :)

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    1. Edinburgh is beautiful ! I fell in loce with it. And scotland is enchanting !

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  13. Such beautiful pictues!!! wow!

    Now i am waiting for your next travelogue.

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  14. But errr whats lochness monster??

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    1. A monster that lives in a lake in Scotland !

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  15. The pictures are beautiful ! Loved your post, I had a trip to Lochness Monster with you today !

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  16. Haha...you had us! That old monster is multiplying it seems! ;)

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  17. So beautiful. So many shades of green.

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  18. Just awesome! thanks for the virtual tour.

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  19. What a lovely tour you had in Scotland! I believe the existence of Nessie in such a place where vapors, wind, sunlight, and green would be playful all around. Your photos are so atmospheric. I’ve never been to Scotland but am so attracted to the country.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko. I am so glad you like it !

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  20. So wonderful that you traveled there!! The English countryside is the best in the world!
    Ha! I remember the Tintin story of that castle and lake! Too bad you didn't meet the actual monster...maybe, just its kids! :P

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  21. I've always heard that Scotland has, by far, the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Your pictures prove it. Thanks for taking us all to Scotland, Ruchira.

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    1. Scotland is undeniably beautiful !

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  22. Okay, I have nothing to say except that I am so jealous! ;)
    Sigh, the pictures are so beautiful! Glad to see them couple of monsters! ;))

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  23. Lovely pictures. They SO capture the mood. You saw two monsters? Is there a part 2?

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  24. Nice pics....I am waiting for more Travel posts ( off course with pics!) from you now :)

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    1. Thank you ! Few more travel posts lined up !

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  25. Were they really monsters? Enjoyed reading about your interesting trip and lovely pictures.

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  26. The pics are very lively and scenic.
    The presentation is superb. I enjoyed the whole posting.
    -------- Mrinal

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  27. Gorgeous pics and am sure you had a great time discovering and exploring this beautiful place and of course the 2 monsters!!

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  28. Such a beautiful place and driving to such places is a wonderful experience as you said. Lovely pictures.

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  29. Wow ...these are really some breathtaking shots :)

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  30. Loved loved loved this pics :)

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