Tom Pickles, 24, was kayaking on Lake Windermere, about 150 miles south of Glasgow, when he saw several humps pass him in the water as he paddled along.
With his camera phone, he was able to capture some of the best pictures of the Loch Ness Monster’s English cousin, sometimes called “Bownessie”, that have ever been recorded.
This is the 8th reported creature sighting in Lake Windermere in 5 years, England’s largest natural lake. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of glaciers after the last ice age. The lake has about six square miles of surface area and in over 200 feet deep in areas, compared to Loch Ness at over 28 miles square, but a similar max depth of about 225 feet.
With Loch Ness monster sightings down in the past several years, its good to hear her southern cousin is making an appearance.