Exciting new and cheap sleeper bus

by Mikko on Sat 22 Oct 2011 08:39 BST
Well folks, were having an unexpected hot blast of weather here at Loch Ness. Yesterday the temperature in Inverness was a balmy 12 degrees centigrade around Loch Ness and the same is expected today. Snow was seem down to about two metres above sea level earlier last week so with heating fuel temperatures at a record high it is great to see the back of the cold weather – at least for awhile.

Some exciting travel data you may want to add to your knowledge:

Stagecoach Group is to trial the UK’s first budget sleeper coach service between Glasgow and London. It’s an extremely exciting development and adds a great new and comfortable dimension to visitors to Inverness and those in seek of its famous Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. The articulated buses offer you a seat and proper sleeping birth, toilet, free wi-fi, on-board refreshments and a complimentary overnight pack containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, a bottle of water, an eye mask and a luggage label.

Prices range from £1 – £40 single and the service travels every night. So, you could, for example, fly to London and take the sleeper bus to Glasgow example and take a relaxing overnight bus to Glasgow and arrive there bright and early. You could come straight to Inverness or spend a day in Glasgow first and travel here later. The Glasgow to Inverness Megabus service takes approximately three hours and, once prices start from £1 each way.

 

A little poem for The Loch Ness Monster

by Mikko on Tue 18 Oct 2011 09:15 BST
Hi, a bit of bad weather is around today with the possibility of snow on high ground.

So here is a little poem to cheer you us all up:

Dillydallying

When I was a baby I dillydallied in my pram.

In the nursery I discovered other children and we all dillydallied together.

When I was a big boy I went to school and dillydallied even more and later I went to college where some structure was brought to my dillydallying.

And so the years flowed by and I found myself a job where I made money dillydallying.

Now I am retired and I no longer dillydally; these days I just potter.

As with all material in this website, its copyright of your web master, Mikko 2011.

 

The Dunbar Cafe, Inverness

by Mikko on Sat 15 Oct 2011 14:46 BST
We’d like to give little plug to one of our favourite cafes, Dunbar Cafe, in Inverness. It has excellent Italian coffee, free wifi and internet pcs and warm surroundings with comfy chairs and a good atmosphere. The staff are friendly and it has a good menu including our favourite – bacon and egg rolls! They can also provide an en-suite room in the centre of town for £30 per night (please drop us a message with your contact details and and we’ll forward it to them).

The cafe is open 10 -10 Mon -Sat and 12 – 7 on Sunday.

It’s address is 88 Church Street, Inverness. (Ed’s note – the cafe has now moved to Baron Taylor Street, Inverness)

 

New Loch Ness Monster Program on National Geographic Channel

by Mikko on Sat 15 Oct 2011 13:39 BST
Thanks for all the excellent feedback on the new National Geographic TV Program.

It was a delight to work with their production team based at Aldourie Castle and to help to make their excellent TV program about Nessie and Loch Ness.

The program is highly informative and puts a postive spin on the monster and avoids the “sad old” bearded debunker men image that has unfortunately surrounded Loch Ness for far too long.

Here at Nessie on the Net we have seen the Loch Ness monster ourselves and even passed a lie detector test adninistered by a UK government Home Office expert – televised for the Nat Geo documentary.

 

Loch Ness and a Spanish Food Fiesta

by Mikko on Sun 25 Sep 2011 08:36 BST
Well,so far it’s been a quiet year in Loch Less but we aim to change all that at Nessie on the Net with geat enhancements to the to the Officially Original Loch Ness Liive cams as well as other great things.

We were delighted to visit Digwall recently and came across a wonderful new Spanish food and drink shop called SpainSun Delicatessen Products. It’s s owned by Nelly (from Madrid) and her husband Enrique from Barcelona.Please give it a visit and mention Miikko and Aulikki

We believe in Nessie and we think late September 2011 onwards will be a brilliant and busy time up here – so stay tuned.

 

Wind disaster hits Loch Ness region

by Mikko on Sun 05 Sep 2010 06:51 BST

Millions of pounds are being poured into “wind farms” around Loch Ness but wind has dropped off; last winter saw three months of severe cold weather but absolutely no wind – just when it’s energy was most needed.

Professor Kettle believes that the entire wind energy strategy should be scrapped: “We have dependable tidal power so harness that, for the stupid ugly wind turbines”. The professor is usually right and is also worried that Nessie, The Loch Ness Monster, will be harmed. “The wind turbines physically smash up our treasured birds like Golden Eagles but the vibrations they put into the soil may also upset cryptids like the Loch Ness Monster”.

Loch Ness Monster – Professor Kettle and his tea pot

by Mikko on Sun 29 Aug 2010 10:55 BST
Cryptozoologist, Professor Kettle, has spent a lifetime searching for elusive creatures – all previously unknown to science. From the Abominable Snowman to the Coelacanth he has travelled across the globe in an endless quest, which some less than generous souls have dubbed “his silly and stupid obsession”.

However, the professor is very blaise about his critics: “they fall into two broad camps”, he said. “Firstly, the bone idle ones who can’t be bothered to get out of a chair to do anything themselves. Secondly, the envious types who resent my unrivalled success tracking down evidence of cryptids – or “unknown creatures – as the layman would call them.

Personally I consider myself a touch eccentric and quite frankly what other people think of me is their problem”.

At this point in our conversation the professor said he would like to introduce another member of his research team, Dr. Pott. It turns out that Pott’s doctorate is in Applied Mathematical Environmental Research and he designs most of the unique and intricate pieces of equipment used to track down the unknown. “He isn’t exactly Scully from the X-Files in looks but he does a damn good job” quips Kettle.

Dr. Pott offers us tea and I start to tremble with anticipation. It’s common knowledge within academe that if Professor Kettle respects your work then tea will be served in his unique Nessie shaped tea pot. If he thinks you are mediocre it comes as a tea bag in a mug; the whol thing is a kind of semaphore signal of success or failure.

Well, the door creaked open and a decrepit and wisend old lady brought through the teatray. And there it was! The real, unique Kettle owned Loch Ness Monster tea pot. I felt pure elation, such that I nearly collapsed. Bizarrely all I could think of was the TV series “The Sporanos” and that this is how it must feel to be made a “made man” by the mafia.

“So this is the genuine Kettle’s tea pot?” was all I managed to stutter; I was too awestruck to say more. “Actually no”, said Professor Kettle. Dr. Pott originally pointed it out to me in an antiques shop in Forres and I bought it on the spot. But he saw it first so around here it is known as Pott’s pot.”

No matter. I knew that whether it was Kettle’s pot or Pott’s pot I had received the scientific equivalent of a beatification and now I knew that my own academic papers would always be published in the best journals and one day I would stroll before a camera for the National Geographic Channel.

 

New Loch Ness Live Cam!

by Mikko on Sun 25 Jul 2010 07:07 BST

Well folks, the new and fantastic quality state-of-the-art Loch Ness Monster webcam has now gone live! Hooray!

The view is not correct yet (ed’s note – it’s fine now since we adjusted it) – as unfortunately rain interrupted the final adjustments – but we hope that today (Sunday) will bring some more dry weather and then you will have a full screen view of a vast panoramic chunk of Loch Ness. You can see our current test shots live at http://www.lochness.co.uk/livecam.

This is all just the start – there is a lot more coming online in our ongoing search for Nessie, the elusive cryptid. With your help from around the world and millions of eyes watching, we might just find her! Stay tuned and keep watching as our new program and new adventure rapidly builds up.

To Nessie fans and cryptozoologists everywhere – we urge you to join the search.