We first met Graham, chef at the Waterfalls Café, in Foyers, along with café owners Simon and Jan.
All three had seen something very peculiar on the loch below just a few weeks ago. When we asked Graham if he thought it was the famous monster, he replied, “It was either a lesser spotted black aquatic giraffe or Nessie.” And Graham seems to be a man in the know. Though he grew up near Glasgow, he knew a lot about Loch Ness. While sipping his Irn-Bru, Graham told us the story of how, during WW1, divers had to halt a training expedition near Urquhart Castle due
to the gargantuan size of the eels. At least, that’s how the story goes.
We had a wonderful afternoon getting to know them, dogs Broody and Sophie, as well as the lovely Tasha who made a mean cup of coffee. But before we knew it, we were about to miss our dinner reservation at Fiddler’s so we hightailed it back to Drum.
On account of it being Terri’s birthday, and much to her delight, she was surprised with a very special birthday
haggis, complete with two very brave candles. Being the sharing kind she is, Terri insisted we help her rid the bowl of the Scottish delicacy, whisky cream sauce and all. Truthfully, our first experience with the ‘Chieftain of all puddings’ wasn’t that bad. If you like those parts of a sheep.