![y6fk5mypcm.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/y6fk5mypcm.jpg) Today I went hiking alongside Loch Ness where the famous monsteur supposedly resides. I started off at Inverfarigaig in the woods. ![9mjwkgom6n.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/9mjwkgom6n.jpg) The path went steep to the viewpoint to some old Iron Age fort at the top of Dun Dearduil which is now too overgrown to see now ![2n5gc95ivd.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/2n5gc95ivd.jpg) ![08yd4jjstu.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/08yd4jjstu.jpg) And then back to the main track ![bbun9k2myw.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/bbun9k2myw.jpg) ![123tdp39z8.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/123tdp39z8.jpg) The tunnel to the hydropower underground station. ![wsf41ckkz5.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/wsf41ckkz5.jpg) A lot rainfall made some swamps to cross ![j8ulficnom.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/j8ulficnom.jpg) But I spotted some sights of spring arriving shortly ... the daffodils ![7z9z6esj9t.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/7z9z6esj9t.jpg) Finally arrived at falls of foyers ![sving3c4bq.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/sving3c4bq.jpg) of which the famous author of 'Auld Lang Syne' Robert Burns was writing a poem... Among the heathy hills and ragged woods The roaring Foyers pours his mossy floods; Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds, Where, through a shapeless breach, his stream resounds, As high in air the bursting torrents flow, As deep-recoiling surges foam below, Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends, And viewless Echo's ear, astonish'd rends. Dim seen, through rising mists and ceaseless showers, The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, lowers. Still, through the gap the struggling river toils, And still, below, the horrid cauldron boils. The poem was engraved into the stones as you follow the path down to the falls ![9yw7ijqjzz.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/9yw7ijqjzz.jpg) But first I stopped for lunch with the best views ![2tqlu5ki7p.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/2tqlu5ki7p.jpg) And headed down to see the spectacular waterfalls ![20190317_113725.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmW4UtWMEqiXQcJ28zSPdGeWuZCm9vFSjMNv9Tou89W76X/20190317_113725.jpg) ![20190317_113736.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmRAxtWc98ptpi6j79EbWErKjscj1UFMrzj1iAFvLJEHHp/20190317_113736.jpg) Went back up again ![oyha121fje.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/oyha121fje.jpg) ![buqx9m1s30.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/buqx9m1s30.jpg) ![3igiqw1jww.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/3igiqw1jww.jpg) And walked around the upper Foyers to discover less spectacular falls ![fu19i3gre0.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/fu19i3gre0.jpg) Then went down to see the loch ![flz6i1idxd.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/flz6i1idxd.jpg) Across the graveyard ![a3771hk0ka.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/a3771hk0ka.jpg) I saw a monument of Jane Fraser who took her own life as she couldn't marry the one she loved ![2xnwxk45by.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/2xnwxk45by.jpg) ![431f3p8t7z.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/431f3p8t7z.jpg) Finally arrived at the banks of Loch Ness to meet the Nessie monster ![it2w6sy39q.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/it2w6sy39q.jpg) ![kvvqjz2fjb.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/kvvqjz2fjb.jpg) ![qk89sgsv0k.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/qk89sgsv0k.jpg) To only witness the monstrous power of wind at the fallen tree ![nj3bznmcwf.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/nj3bznmcwf.jpg) ![tli62i5q33.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/tli62i5q33.jpg) I walked alongside the banks of this second deepest loch in Scotland which is 230 meters deep and over 36 km long. ![0txqiem8if.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/0txqiem8if.jpg) With a snowy peak of the Corbett Meall Fuar-mhonaidh towering over the distance on the other side of the loch ![9ixb9fpw3p.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/9ixb9fpw3p.jpg) I went through a bird nature reserve ![53ot8hx4rh.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/53ot8hx4rh.jpg) ![g5jmvvujgl.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/g5jmvvujgl.jpg) Very close to the loch ![0xtwd1eyyc.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/0xtwd1eyyc.jpg) Cross the bridge by foyers bay ![w7eyydqsmy.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/w7eyydqsmy.jpg) ![m85h8x3uij.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/m85h8x3uij.jpg) And went back up again to bypass the Scottish hydropower station ![n7799usv89.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/n7799usv89.jpg) And spot male pheasant in the woods ![5behvvbb5k.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/5behvvbb5k.jpg) Some more loch views ![tli62i5q33.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/tli62i5q33.jpg) And saw another the modern power station ![3xx49vzxqq.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/3xx49vzxqq.jpg) ![5798ginae9.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/5798ginae9.jpg) Scotland is very keen on renewable energy sources. I found a bizarre stone pier ![8c6vm08qne.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/8c6vm08qne.jpg) I guess it's safe to wall on ![muyzpbgiwy.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/muyzpbgiwy.jpg) My last Loch Ness view ![ei7qya9u58.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/ei7qya9u58.jpg) And still no monster ![bzv9kux6up.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/bzv9kux6up.jpg) Thank you for reading and see you next week.