A Loch Ness Morning
Many years ago, when I was about fifteen years old, I embarked on a camping holiday in Scotland with four of my friends. One morning we decided to get up early and pay a visit to Loch Ness.
When we arrived at the Loch, we were the only people for miles or so it appeared. On the surface of the Loch itself there was a fine layer of mist. but the thing we found most unusual was the total and absolute silence.
Not a bird call or a cricket chirp just this all encompassing silence, we were all city boys used to lots of background noise, noise that you tended to disregard. but this silence was something else.
We were all totally unnerved and overpowered by it, we stood in a group facing the Loch, each one of us with the hairs rising on the back of his neck. I have always held the belief that some places are naturally eerie and Loch Ness certainly came in to that category.
If the Loch Ness Monster had poked its head out of the Loch and said, ‘ Hi! ‘ I don’t believe we would have been surprised that morning. And one thing was certain, we wouldn’t have hung around to give our answer!
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