Monday, 13 January 2020

Two TV Programs on Loch Ness and the Monster

Firstly on the National Geographic Channel, "Secrets of Loch Ness" as part of the "Drain the Oceans" series which states "Advanced scanning technology is used to explore the depths of Loch Ness. However, as a full sonar sweep of the loch's depths is performed, more than a monster is revealed.". This will televise at 8pm tonight UK time and further details here. I will interested to know what they mean by "full sonar sweep" as we have had that term bandied about before.

Also, the popular BBC train travel series "Great British Railway Journeys" hosted by Michael Portillo finally gets to Loch Ness and you can watch it here on iPlayer from the UK. Both are being advertised by Adrian Shine's Loch Ness Centre facebook page, so that makes me wonder if Adrian will be making an appearance in both. As an aside, one used to be able to get a train right up to the shores of Loch Ness at Fort Augustus. Then the car came along and the Government closed the line, so that may be discussed as well.

Finally, despite the new "In Search Of" series' visit to Loch Ness being on YouTube for long enough, I just waited until it finally televised on the UK History Channel last week, so I will get round to reviewing that once I have watched it.


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7 comments:

  1. For a naturalist, Mr Shine certainly spends a lot of effort telling the world that nothing is in the Loch. You'd think he might be excited by the possibility that some unexplained (and perhaps undiscovered) large animal may be in the Loch, but, as usual its his usual utterings of "Nothing to see here folks, logs & waves is all you're seeing".

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    1. Spot on there. Like all good disinformation agents he stays quiet when it comes to the Finlay encounter;the CB.Farrell sighting;the Taylor film;the 2006 photo and numerous others. Best to ignore.

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    2. Well, I suspect Adrian does actually believe there is nothing in the loch by way of megafauna.

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  2. I can't find them on YouTube.. Well only 5 mins ones..are the full programmes somewhere on YouTube as I havnt got the national G channel??

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  3. The “in search of....loch ness monster” was entertaining, A ‘new’ theory of what Nessie may look like based on eye witness accounts, plesiosaur expert as well as various attributes required to survive in the deep dark and be migratory. Not quite finished it, they’re mounting an expedition, had to stop it there with about 10 minutes left and they had found a big sonar contact...

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    1. This was the dive crew: https://www.facebook.com/scubadivingscotland/posts/scuba-diving-scotland-was-hired-as-marine-safety-consultants-for-the-history-cha/2216540881977504/

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  4. The Portillo train journey went from Elgin to Loch Ness which got the last few minutes as Michael Portillo interviewed one of the Loch Ness Project team from their Deepscan boat on the loch and also the owner of the Loch Ness Centre, Mr. Bremner. The latter sounded more open than the former who would only venture "there is a mystery to be solved".

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