Monday, December 12, 2005

Westie, the lochwest monster

Another spotting of the Lochwest monster was reported this weekend. Local West Vancouverite Ingenium was able to catch the sighting on her digital camera while strolling along the Ambleside seawalk. "I was taking photos of the foggy view for my folks back home when all of a sudden this head popped out of the water." Ingenium said. "It appeared to be just relaxing, watching all the people as they walked by.

The photo of the sighting was the second indication that the Lochwest monster has returned to the area. Reports were made of a strange noise coming from the darkness of the water the previous night. "It was this squeeking noise that seemed to follow us along the seawalk as we were making our way back home from the Christmas Tree lights display over by the Dundarave Pier." said Intrepidus, a local novelist.

Authorities say it was simply a seal that had lost it's way but longtime Ambleside resident Ms. Elde Rly knows the truth. "I've seen ol'Westie many a time here. She's a friendly ol'gal. She likes to visit every once and a while and I know she ain't no seal!"

The sighting created some excitement along the seawalk as people who spotted Westie stopped in their tracks and moved in closer to the rocks to get a better glimpse of the old sea monster. A team of sea kayakers followed Westie to research her movements. As of Sunday evening, there have been no known reports of any more sightings of the Lochwest sea monster but according to the locals, they will always keep an eye out, ready to say hello to their old friend Westie.

In other news, the village experienced a heavy fog that quietly blanketed the northshore for most of the day. Ingenium took a few shots of a nearby beach and surrounding area. Here are a few of her photos.

Intrepidus can be seen here in the community park garden down the street from his new home which can be seen just behind the trees.

It may have been foggy but Ingenium was still able to get a nice clear shot of the flowers in her backyard.

Ingenium was in quite a creative mood this weekend and ended up building her own mini Christmas tree using four clothes hangers, some pipecleaners, green garland and some mini nova lights in blue (her favourite colour). She used some miniature snowmen ornaments to decorate her creation.

Stay tuned for more news from the local Ambleside Village residents in the very near future.

1 comment:

PamJamShkin said...

I always loved story as a child about the Loch Monster! Still do love stories about it and read a romance story w/ that in it... FORGET WHICH ONE but it was neat to see your pictures also!