Once on the premises, you have a small lookout spot from which you can take in the scenic view of this Highland city ... among those views, you can see the St. Andrew's Church on the other side of the river.
We started from the Tomnahurich Bridge and slowly sailed through the scenic and famous Caledonian Canal and straight into Loch Ness. I do have to say that I did do my best to try to spot Nessie but he never did surface; nonetheless, one of my photos below shows a long ripple on the lake's surface that in my opinion must have been Nessie.
Now that my mission of spotting Nessie was accomplished, I moved on into admiring the vastness and tranquility of the 23 miles or so of water to be explored.
While on this tour, you may also opt to go and explore the ...
The Scottish Highland games were once used to demonstrate the skills and strengths of Highland clans competing head to head from games that ranged from the caber and hammer toss to a rhythmic display of bagpipes and the footwork of skilled Highland dancers.
As a first time visitor, I do have to admit that I was fully engaged in watching all the games from the moment the venue opened until sunset.
On the above photo you can see a competitor from the State of North Carolina in the U.S.A participating on the caber toss event. This was my introduction to this type of "game" as I had never experienced such prowess at this level.
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It is worth noting that part of the rules to which all need to abide is that all competitors of heavy weight events must wear a kilt!