MONSTER - NESSIE
Loch Ness is one of the most famous tourist sites in the world, not
simply because of its stunning beauty, but mostly because of the mystery
of the monster that some are certain lurk in its peaty waters. Known
affectionately as Nessie, this elusive creature has been chased with great
zeal for most of the 20th century. A monster at Loch Ness was first
chronicled in AD565, in an episode concerning the Irish missionary Saint
Columba. Many sightings of Nessie have been reported over the centuries,
but, to date there is no definite proof of her existence.
||Thousands of visitors flock to Loch Ness each year in the
hope of being the first with the definitive photograph and there are good
viewing points all around the loch.
|Loch Ness is the largest body of
water in the British Isles. It is a glaciated loch, some 22 miles long and
740 feet deep. The 300 million year-old fault was glaciated by successive
Ice Ages until 12,000 years ago, when the loch we know today, was formed.
The Loch Ness fish life is varied and includes salmon, sea trout,
brown trout, char, pike and Loch Ness eels.