Saturday, 29 June 2013

Och Aye The Noo - Mouse in Scotland

As usual, Mouse has been itching to get away from it all for a while and have an adventure so last week he managed to escape for a couple of days and took a trip to Scotland.  It was quite a short flight to Inverness airport and Mouse was soon at his hotel and unpacking his suitcase.

The first job is always to test the bed and Mouse was very impressed that in this particular hotel he had a choice of pillows.

Once he was unpacked and rested for a few minutes it was time to study the tourist information leaflets and decide where to visit.
As he was in the heart of Whisky country, mouse thought he would visit the famous Glen Moray distillery first.  It was an amazing place and the smell was fantastic.
However Mouse was on a tight schedule and couldn't stay for long.  Mouse just loves the seaside so he couldn't resist a quick stop at Lossiemouth for some fresh sea air.
Mouse's favourite thing to do at the seaside is look for wildlife in rock pools so off he went to see what he could find.
The haul was a bit disappointing in the first pool so he went in for a closer look.
When he was on his way to the seaside, Mouse had seen a sign for a castle so he decided that would be his next stop.
Mouse was amazed that the castle had been here in some form since 1151AD, that really is old.  The sun was starting to get lower in the sky and it seemed a perfect time a place to sit for a while and consider life.
However, the peace and quiet didn't last for long as Mouse was disturbed by the loudest noise he had ever heard.  It was a kind of rumbling that got louder and louder until it was so loud mouse thought the sky was falling down.
Mouse was relieved to discover that it was just a Fighter Jet from the nearby RAF Lossiemouth base that was practising landing.  Mouse jumped in the car to see if he could get a closer look and surpisingly, he managed to park right at the end of the runway to get a superb view.
Mouse sat for quite a long time watching the planes coming and going.  In fact it got so late that he almost forgot that he needed to get back to his hotel in time for dinner before going to bed.  Thankfully, he just made it in time and had a slap up meal before calling it a night.

The next morning mouse had a few hours to spare before having to catch his flight home so he decided to head to the world famous Loch Ness to see if he could find Nessie, The Loch Ness Monster.

Mouse was amazed at the size of the loch, it seemed to go on for ever.  What he was even more surprised about was the weather.  Sunshine and still water is quite a rarity this far north.
Mouse had heard about a man called Steve Feltham who had given up his job, girlfriend, house and everything in 1991 to take up the search for Nessie on a full time basis and live on the shore of Loch Ness.  Perhaps today would be the day, and Mouse could help Steve in his search...........Alas, Steve wasn't home and must have been out already continuing his tireless search.
Unfortunately Mouse's time had run out and he needed to get back to the airport to catch his flight home but he has vowed that one day he will return and look again for Nessie.

Mouse will be back soon for another adventure.  If you don't want to miss any of Mouse's updates then please subscribe Here to receive his adventures by e-mail as soon as they are posted.

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