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Desperately Seeking Nessie
At the age of 28, Steve Feltham was dissatisfied with his life and work installing burglar alarms in Dorset. When a friend asked him what he would really like to do, he replied, "Find the Loch Ness monster." He sold his home and business to finance an indefinite vigil on the shores of Loch Ness, bought a caravan, and set off for Scotland to be a full-time monster hunter.
When he arrived on the banks of the loch, Steve realised he had a few tests to pass if he was to be accepted as a resident hunter. Not the least of these was surviving a hard Highland winter, which helped to gain him the respect of the locals. His dream of escaping the rat race is frequently shattered by the arrival of TV crews, April
Fool jokers, and David Bellamy. Steve's personal diary is a funny, beautiful and inspiring record of his first year at Loch Ness. Lurking beneath the surface of its dark waters is Nessie and, for Steve, it's only a matter of time.
Series producer Bob Long
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