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Happy Birthday, Nessie, the Legend Lives on - Scotland

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- 3864 days ago -
SWATHED in mist, the grainy image depicts the brooding water of Loch Ness and captures the exact moment the Nessie legend was born. It is 75 years since the mysterious shape was first photographed and more than 1,000 people have been spurred on by the ico


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David Gould (155)
Friday November 14, 2008, 3:13 pm
Loch Ness lies some hundred miles north of where I write. It is the biggest 'rift' valley in Scotland formed at the time of the Moine Thrust when one land mass moved seventeen miles in relation to the other in a north east south west shunt. What resulted was the deepest fresh water and longest Loch in Scotland...the place is amazing with this brooding dark water fed from the peat steams that run from the steep sidesto the south. It forms part of the Caledonian Canal whereby small boats and coasters can cut off the hazardous trip round the north of Scotland and the infamous Minch where storms have wrecked many dreams...instead to the west after the Fort Agustus locks that take the canl up to the upper Loch Lochy one decends through the famous Neptunes Staircase of 21 locks down to the sea at Fort William.

Yes one can believe that in the deeps especially round Urquhart Castle there could dwell the Kelpie of legend...perhaps it is down there still.

Louise L (48)
Friday November 14, 2008, 4:24 pm
Please, scientists, leave Nessie alone. I love this creature that stretches the imagination of what can and cannot be! David G, thanks for your description of Nessie's home: lovely! Thanks, Chrissy!

Past Member (0)
Friday November 14, 2008, 10:12 pm
So, David, have you ever had a glimpse of Nessie?
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