The Monster Patrol
No trip to Scotland would be complete without a boat ride on Loch Ness. This impressing 23-mile long fresh water loch is a mile wide and 700 feet at it’s deepest point.
Our cruise ship is named after Jacobitism, a political movement in Great Britain and Ireland that aimed to restore the Roman Catholic Stuart King James II of England and his heirs to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland. The few remaining Catholics in Great Brittian were in the highlands and islands. My mom’s family for example came from Barra, a small island off the west coast of Scotland.
The water in Scotland is so clean and the air so fresh even a simple reflection takes on a magical quality.
Floating liesurely down this 23-mile long fresh water loch, a mile wide and 700 feet at it’s deepest, was my personal favorite outing with my writing group.