Is That Nessie?
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December 30th, 2007 – by: TRE69
The fog also permeated the town of Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness, so much so that visibility was at a minimum. Alex parked the mini coach alongside the Caledonian Canal locks. We had about an hour-long break so Mar and I walked down Oich Road to get to the shore of Loch Ness.
Well, old wives tale or not, I decided to follow suit. I found a big enough rock to sit on by the loch's edge and proceeded to untie my boots and take off my socks. OH BOY the water was frigid! Just touching the surface with the bottoms of my feet sent a chill directly to my spine. I dipped my feet in just to below where the ankle meets the foot. I quickly dried my feet off with the outer side of my sock before putting socks on! Only time will tell if I have good luck, long life, or everlasting youth...hahahah!
Too bad the fog obscurred our view of Loch Ness and dashed my hopes of catching a glimpse of Nessie! Fortunately a bunch of local swans came by to entertain us or perhaps they were looking for a free meal. On our return back to the mini coach, we walked along the canal and the empty docks and moorings.
We had some time before meeting up with the mini coach so we ducked into the nearest establishment, The Moorings, for some nourishment.
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