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However on closer look it turned out to be a deer from some christmas decoration.
Oh and by the way, if you did not know: Nessies family is visiting New York right now. [maps.google.nl]
Nessie was one of the best marketing efforts ever devised.
Well, history (and Google) records the first sighting back to 565AD [google.co.uk]
The marketing department must have been up extra early.. ;-)
Is the news really this pathetic to talk about a boat sighting on Google Earth?
It's not the boat they are talking about. As Wyweb says they are talking about the image to the left of the boat. The boat is clearly anglers trolling on the Loch. Trolling is a method of fishing where two rods with trailing lures are placed out from port and star board side with another at the stern. It's popular on Scottish lochs and I believe the great lakes in north America.
(Either that or Nessie is giant squid!) :)