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Loch Ness

The last trip we took during our first year of university in Aberdeen was the trip to Loch Ness on the 14th of May. This time however, the trip wasn't organized by the international society, but by the German society. This meant that instead of a busload of about 50 people, there were only 4, including us.

At 7:30 in the morning we met with Katrin and Claire. Claire had brought her car and drove us all the way to Inverness. We first took a scenic tour of the area and then went to Loch Ness and took some pictures. Unfortunately, Nessie didn't pose for us. We were already inclined to believe that Nessie in fact doesn't exist, when we reached one of the many Loch Ness exhibition centers where we were provided with witness reports as well as photographical and cinematographical evidence of Nessie's existence.

Urquhart Castle

Afterwards we moved on to less spectacular sights around Loch Ness. We looked at Urquhart Castle ( from a distance. We actually had planned to go up to it but only until we spotted the entrance fee. 6 pounds! A horrendous amount of money only to go up close to some ruins. No, thanks!

Later in the afternoon, much to our excitement we decided to drive to a spot on the coast which is famous for its rich wildlife. Lots of birds, seals and even dolphins can regularly be seen passing by. Unfortunately, we weren't lucky and we only saw some sea gulls but no other rare birds or marine mammals. After roughly an hour of trying to spot some animals it was unfortunately time to head home.

All in all it was a very nice and fun day.

AndiPerullo says:
Too bad you didn't get to see Nessie!
Posted on: Apr 28, 2007
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Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle
photo by: vances