A recent questionaire we did on Facebook could answer the question as to why Nessie, The Loch Ness Monster, hasn't been spotted recently. We asked the question, "What would you do if you saw the Loch Ness Monster? "- a massive 6 to 1 voters said they would leave her in peace and not report it. The other options were obviously to report it or be too embarrassed to report it for fear of ridicule!
Now this tells us a lot about how the attitude of people has changed over the years – for the better I think. More and more people these days are aware of the environment and how fragile the natural world can be. We could even attribute the lack of sightings of Nessie in recent years to this very reason – most sightings these days never get reported because most people prefer to leave her alone.
Living at Loch Ness, we don't normally go out looking for Nessie and, even with camera in hand, prefer to film the wonderful (and popular) wildlife and fabulous scenery than train the camera on a local beastie. 9 out of 10 locals wouldnt expose Nessie even if she posed for them – they know it would only result in dozens of boats, scientists and camera crews trawling the loch just yearning to hold her up in the bright lights or get her in the lab or aquarium like an exhibit in the zoo!
We have red squirrels and deer in our garden – we walk around and carry on with our gardening and they go about their business and they know we are no threat to them. We stroll along the loch shore on quiet evenings and we just love being here – what we have seen in the loch I can't quite remember!! but it is always beautiful, rain or shine
This is a personal opinion – I don't want to draw attention to the Loch Ness Monster – she has been overdone in past years and I would prefer to just let her be content in her environment and not be alarmed in our presence – just like the deer and squirrels around us.
Visit Loch Ness it is beautiful, more so with a happy Nessie??