After driving through the Highlands, we finally came to our final destination : the Loch Ness ! Loch Ness is the second largest lake of Scotland, after Loch Lomond, and is very famous for its monster, Nessie :-)
I was expecting a lot of this day trip, because Loch Ness has been on my to-do-list for a very long time. Since I’m a child, I’ve always wanted to go there, mainly because of all this mystery surrounding this lake… it was kind of fascinating.
Too much expectation, bad weather or poor choice for the bus tour operator ? I don’t know… but what I can say is that at the end of the day, I was left a bit disappointed…
Since we didn’t buy extra trips to the Urquhart Castle or to do the cruise on the lake, our tour guide just dropped us on a parking lot. From there, we could only get access to the café, the souvenirs shop, the toilets.. and to the boat pier. We waited for 2 hours for the other who pay extra to come back. We managed to walk for 15 minutes along the shore under the rain, but I suspect it wasn’t an official trail. The guide didn’t bother taking us to the visitor centre that explains the natural history and the legend of Loch Ness and it was too dangerous for us to walk there. We would have loved to learn more about what has been done to sound the lake and stuff like that… oh well, nothing is never perfect I suppose.