In case you missed it, we had a contest to see who could come up with the best idea for our 2012 calendar. Whoever had the best idea would get to join us on the trip.
The winning entry was from Terri Roberts from Target Marketing in Newfoundland. Her idea was to go in search of the Loch Ness Monster:
Monster Mission: The Search for Loch Ness
Scotland. Home of Braveheart. The Bay City Rollers. Bagpipes. Deep fried mars bars. Irvine Welsh. Supremely masculine skirts. Haggis. Single malts. Groundskeeper Willie.
The Loch Ness Monster.
The validity of this particular cryptid is all but written off. The fodder of crack pots and the semi afflicted. Minus a few souvenir shops, and the odd discredited photo, there’s not much hope.
But what if it is real? Will it still be there? Was it ever there? What the hell is it anyway?
And just who are the modern day purveyors of such nonsense? Are they sane? Are they mad? Do they still exist? Or are they as hard to find as Nessie herself?
Sure, others have tried. Gaggles of others. Hoards, if you will.
But we haven’t… yet.
Let’s go to Scotland and get that one, indisputable piece of evidence that will make us legends. Or village idiots. Whichever.
As luck would have it, there was a sighting of ‘Nessie’ in Inverness, Scotland just last week, the first sighting in a very long time. That bit of news has determined where our adventure will start.
Will we see and photograph the monster? Probably not. We will however, be photographing the believers, the naysayers and the just plain curious. We’re leaving tonight and meeting Terri in Edinburgh tomorrow night. By Friday July 8th we should be dipping our toes in the loch.
Follow our DAILY BLOG over the next couple of weeks to find out how it all unfolds.
Dale and Michele
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