Also known by the scientific name Nessiteras Rhombopteryx, Nessie was first spotted by
St Columba in the year 560, but sightings have been more frequent in the last forty
years or so. Scientists insist it would be impossible for a plesiosaur to survive in the
loch’s chilly water, and that there would need to be a whole family of them to have
descended from prehistoric times, but perhaps there is another explanation!

“ As he bent

to retrieve the


Justin noticed

a distant

movement on

the surface of

the loch. It was

driftwood of

course; probably

a log – a log with

a hump.

He raised the

binoculars and

adjusted the

focus, mentally


the distance

between himself

and the humped

log while

calculating its


size. Seconds

later he found

himself trying

to estimate its

speed – and he

had to admit it

was going pretty

fast for a log. ”