These first two photos were taken on Friday. I wanted to get both horses in one pic, but by the time I'd got the camera out they'd drifted too far apart as they grazed. I had to take two photos.
Yesterday was nice and sunny, so we all hopped into the car and went for a drive. It was sunny all the way to Inverness. We had lunch (toasted sandwiches) in Inverness before taking a drive along the river Ness. From there we branched off along the shipping locks and up the far side of Loch Ness as far as Drumnadrochit (just before Urquhart castle).
Sadly there are not that many places you can stop along the way, which makes photo taking frustrating. Here's the photos I took every time we did have a chance to stop.
This first is going along Loch Ness. You can see one of the boats that take people out on scenic cruises below. It's a fairly big vessel, which gives an idea of how utterly small Nessie would be down there, even if he/she was the size of an elephant. Loch Ness is BIG and very deep as well.
At Drum we went through the village and up the hill as far as we could, for a better view of Loch Ness from above. We all love Drumnadrochit, it would be my top place to live in the world if I won the lottery. :-)
Up above we stopped on a tiny bridge on a windy road up the mountain and I got out to photograph the waterfall below the bridge.
Beside the bridge there were tiny "waterfalls". You see this all along the Loch Ness area, as it is a naturally damp and wet place... all that water seeping down the mountains and into Loch Ness.
Further along we found an old well beside the road.
The view itself, Loch Ness is the blue-ish "V" between the mountains and hills.
I took another further down, but it didn't come out, for some reason. :-( We hope to get back near the end of April, because the bluebells should be flowering then. The bluebells around Loch Ness can be amazing - whole carpets of blue under the trees. If we do I promise to take LOTS more photos. :-)
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