Loch Ness cruise & Urquhart Castle

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Well as some know, I recently met my penpal Sandra from Sweden. She came to Scotland for a week to stay with a friend of hers, so as we were quite close, we decided to meet. We got on really well, and Sandra loved Scotland although she said it was VERY different to Sweden. She says the people are friendlier in Scotland, but its colder!

Anyway, we went on a cruise of Loch Ness, which was 30mins down the loch to Urquhart Castle, then 1 hour there, then 30mins back on the boat. It was good :) All the journey to where the boat left it had been raining, but just as we got there, it stopped! :) Then as we got to the castle, the clouds started clearing and we got some blue sky. We were quite lucky! Anyway, on to the pics.

We had to go in a walkway under the road, and above it, there was a Nessie!

DSC_0377c by Niseag, on Flickr


DSC_0378c by Niseag, on Flickr


DSC_0380c by Niseag, on Flickr


DSC_0387 by Niseag, on Flickr

This was the Jacobite Legend, which wasn't our boat, just parked there, but of course, I did need a photo! The other side pier is where we got our boat from.

DSC_0391 by Niseag, on Flickr


DSC_0396 by Niseag, on Flickr

From the harbour as we waited

DSC_0397 by Niseag, on Flickr


DSC_0400 by Niseag, on Flickr

lots more yet...
 
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DSC_0561 by Niseag, on Flickr


DSC_0564 by Niseag, on Flickr

Sandra and the piper

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Food Store by Niseag, on Flickr

The Jacobite Queen, and the Jacobite Warrior either side of Urquhart Castle

Jacobite Queen & Jacobite Warrior either side of Urquhart Castle by Niseag, on Flickr


Jacobite Queen by Niseag, on Flickr


Jacobite Warrior by Niseag, on Flickr


Jacobite Queen by Niseag, on Flickr

Back on the boat

Urquhart Castle by Niseag, on Flickr


Sarah, Sandra, Becky by Niseag, on Flickr

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What gorgeous pics & scenery. Thanks for sharing. It must have been nice to meet your penpal. I've had one for 40 years now. We don't see each other often but always stay in touch.
 
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So jealous! I've always wanted to go to Scotland. I have a friend who lives there and she's always taunting me with beautiful photos. One day I will get there! It's such beautiful country in photos...I can only imagine seeing it in the flesh. Thanks for sharing the photos. :)
 

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Ooooh lovely :) I haven't been to Loch Ness in years!! I remember the Nessie clearly though as I was obsessed with dragons and dinosaurs growing up. I remember buying a Nessie toy when I was there as a kid :D think I was about 17 last time I was there.

Must take a week in Scotland at some point. Must, must, must!!!
 

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