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Monday, October 03, 2011

LOCH AWE MONSTER

Someone called Sallyumbo commented on one of Lindsay's posts and as it was so interesting I decided that I should also post it as a bloggo post in its on right!

Around Easter 2000, my husband and I were driving north past Loch Awe for our first weekend away together. As we drove alongside the loch, I saw to my amazement something that looked to me exactly like pictures I'd seen of the Loch Ness Monster. A long neck and head sticking out of the water at the front, and two humps behind it. It was moving quite swiftly through the water. I was completely astonished. I had never heard of any monster in Loch Awe. I actually said nothing, thinking that my new fiancee would think I was completely mad if I announced I could "see the Loch Ness Monster" so I just watched in silent wonder. A couple of hours later we stopped for lunch at a pub. There was tourist info available in the form of leaflets there, and one was about Loch Awe. Imagine my feelings when I read, "Loch Awe is said to be home to a monster like that of Loch Ness". "It does!! I saw it!!" I yelled,beside myself with excitement. Needless to say my fiancee thought I was crazy. But I'm sure I really did see what people call the Monster of Loch Awe.

3 comments:

Dale Drinnon said...

Actually what is really unusual about this sighting is that it is a good, recent, clear freshwater sighting of a "Classic" Long-necked Sea-serpent. Even at Loch Ness, such sightings are rare, and at the majority of lakes supposed to be inhabited by monsters such as at Loch Ness, there are NO such sightings at all on record!

Best Wishes, Dale D.

Glasgow Boy said...

I have two long neck sightings from Loch Ness for 2011.

As for Loch Awe, in the roster of Water Horse traditions, it is only outranked by Loch Ness.

Expedition, anyone?

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