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A sighting of Nessie!

We just spent about 3 weeks in London, Cambridge, Fort Augustus, Oxford, and Inverness with most of the time in Fort Augustus.  It just happens to sit at the southern end of Loch Ness and we were on the search for Nessie every time we went out walking.  Finally, on a cold sunny day we decided to take the Loch Ness cruise and who did we see??

Nessie waves

Maybe this is Nessie hiding under the water!

Floating Nessie

Nessie, herself!  Isn’t she cute?? She was just floating next to the boat checking us all out.

A visit to the Highlands isn’t complete without a wee dram of whisky. Another sunny day took us driving south the Fort William for a tour of Ben Nevis Distillery.

ben nevis dist tasting

We shared 4 wee tastings. I like the whiskies that taste more like caramel than the smoky ones.

Ben Nevis sign

The distillery sits beneath Ben Nevis Mountain, the highest mountain in the UK.

Ben NEvis with snow

These distillery buildings were overlooked by Ben Nevis.

We were cold but the temps never didn’t fall below freezing during the day. That would make us way warmer than our east coast friends.  And the Gulfstream keeps snow away from the lower altitudes, most of the time. We had a bit of snow a few nights.

Mark Susan New Years Eve

Happy New Year! We bundled up for champagne and fireworks at midnight!

Highlands Club with snow

The grounds were barely covered one morning with snow – wet snow at that!

snow at night

Snowing at night

snow in the morning

Sunrise with snow. This was about 8:30 AM. Morning came late this far north and night came early – about 3:4- PM

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