It was a 'custom' on Highland Tours that any brave individual who wished to,
could jump into and swim in LOCH NESS during the stop at Urquhart Castle
on the second day of the tour. Now, due to insurance reasons, people can't
jump in there, but some students do go for a swim (or just take off their shoes
and socks and walk in the water) at the lunchtime break in Fort Augusts.
The score for people who
have properly gone
swimming in the loch stand
as follows:
SPAIN : 21 people
BRAZIL : 2 people
SWITZERLAND: 4 people
ITALY: 11
people
....and if you're curious, here are some of the photographs.......CLICK FOR BIGGER PICTURE!
Anxon - Spain - July 2001
Javier - Spain - June 2002
Sidney - Brazil - 2002
Joaquin - Spain - November 2002
Andres and Alejandro - Spain - 12th & 13th May 2003
Jessica, Massimo, Stefano & Francesco - Switzerland & Italy - 24th & 25th May 2003
Francesco, Aurelie, Ynae & Julen - Italy, Switzerland, Brazil & Spain - 19th & 20th July 2003
July
2001
June 2002
June 2002
Nov 2002
May
2003
July 2003
July 2003
Flags courtesy of ITA's Flags Of All Countries used with
permission
Jennifer (France), Maria (Spain), Cristiano(Italy), Joanna(Poland) & Mauro(Italy) - 10th Aug 2003
Aug
2003
FRANCE: 2 people
POLAND: 2 people
AUSTRIA: 1 person
Nadia(France/Morocco), Cesare(Italy), Susanne & Elizabeth (Switzerland) & Mattias(Austria) - 17th Aug 2003
Aug
2003
WHICH ONE IS THE HIGHLAND COO?
The search is still going on for people who look
most like a Highland Coo - the gallery will keep
growing!
Aneta -
Poland
Ewa -
Poland
Max - Austria
Maria - Spain
Gosia -
Poland
Ambra - Italy
Kayo & Mariko - Japan
Pauliina-
Finland
Nicolas - Spain
Aug
2008
Inma & Sandra give Hamish a 'Carrot Kiss'!
Inma & Sandra get more personal with Hamish, giving him a
'Carrot-kiss'! :)
StefanElisaNanineErnestoFabian - Loch Ness Heros 24th August 2008!
Aug
2008
GERMANY: 5 people
Nicolas & Kasia 17th Aug 2008 in Loch Ness! - click for larger picture
Valentina - Italy
Marta & Noemi -
Spain
CZECH REPUBLIC : 2
people
Lenka - Czech
Republic
Julia - Ukraine
Aug
2009
Radim  (Czech Republic) - Aug 30th 2009
March
2011
Hideaki & Kengo (Japan) - Sunday 27th March 2011
JAPAN : 3 people
Noemooooo! (Noemi) - Spain
Ryota & Akari - Japan
Click for larger picture
July
2011
Dai Moriwaki swimming in Loch Ness! - Sunday 11th March 2012
March
2012
Margherita, Marta & Francesco from Italy! - Sunday 29th July 2012
July 2012
Alexa - Germany