Loch Ness hike

in adventure •  2 months ago

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Today I went hiking alongside Loch Ness where the famous monsteur supposedly resides. I started off at Inverfarigaig in the woods.

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The path went steep to the viewpoint to some old Iron Age fort at the top of Dun Dearduil which is now too overgrown to see now

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And then back to the main track

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The tunnel to the hydropower underground station.

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A lot rainfall made some swamps to cross

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But I spotted some sights of spring arriving shortly ... the daffodils

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Finally arrived at falls of foyers

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of which the famous author of 'Auld Lang Syne' Robert Burns was writing a poem...

Among the heathy hills and ragged woods
The roaring Foyers pours his mossy floods;
Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds,
Where, through a shapeless breach, his stream resounds,
As high in air the bursting torrents flow,
As deep-recoiling surges foam below,
Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends,
And viewless Echo's ear, astonish'd rends.
Dim seen, through rising mists and ceaseless showers,
The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, lowers.
Still, through the gap the struggling river toils,
And still, below, the horrid cauldron boils.

The poem was engraved into the stones as you follow the path down to the falls

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But first I stopped for lunch with the best views

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And headed down to see the spectacular waterfalls

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Went back up again

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And walked around the upper Foyers to discover less spectacular falls

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Then went down to see the loch
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Across the graveyard

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I saw a monument of Jane Fraser who took her own life as she couldn't marry the one she loved

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Finally arrived at the banks of Loch Ness to meet the Nessie monster

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To only witness the monstrous power of wind at the fallen tree

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I walked alongside the banks of this second deepest loch in Scotland which is 230 meters deep and over 36 km long.

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With a snowy peak of the Corbett Meall Fuar-mhonaidh towering over the distance on the other side of the loch

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I went through a bird nature reserve

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Very close to the loch

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Cross the bridge by foyers bay

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And went back up again to bypass the Scottish hydropower station

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And spot male pheasant in the woods

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Some more loch views

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And saw another the modern power station

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Scotland is very keen on renewable energy sources.

I found a bizarre stone pier

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I guess it's safe to wall on

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My last Loch Ness view

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And still no monster

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Thank you for reading and see you next week.

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What a great article!
Fantastic pictures.
I would live to see it live.
One day I will travel there :-)
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