We have come to Scotland to see castles and Nessie- as cliche as it is. The drive up to Loch Ness provided landscape as I've never seen before. All that I'd heard about 'the highlands' never conjured an image as the one that we were presented. I never imagined the highlands to be yellow. I imagined rocky green with jutting cliffs, which there were in parts but the whole golden sections with no trees was fascinating. Definitely not good farm country. Hard to imagine anyone living and thriving in an area like that. And again, I was freezing wearing my warmest winter clothes with multiple long undies- and this is their warmest month.
When we arrived in Loch Ness it was excellent to see entire buildings devoted to The Monster. Although, much more tastefully done than had Nessie were American, there was definitely still a lovely kitch factor happening. We found a restaurant that served "Nessie and chips" with tartan plaid carpet and went on a tour boat searching for the dear. Our captain was to die for - couldn't have concocted a better captain in my own imagination, which tends to be on the prolific side. I loved every single minute of my time up here- except the shivering part, of course. ...and I"m not telling whether or not our hunt was successful. You'll have to wait for the dvd to find out.