Monday, 30 July 2012


 These are John and Mairi's photos of the one of Orkney's many remarkable geological features: The Old Man of Hoy.  It is 449 feet (137 m)  sandstone sea stack which was an arch in the past but has lost half of it leaving this stack. The column is perched on a plinth of basalt rock at grid reference HY175007. It is close to Rackwick Bay on the west coast of the island of Hoy, in the Orkney (red arrow above).

The Scrabster - Stromness ferry passing the Old Man.

Iain and Mairi walked along the path from Rackwick Bay to the view point on the cliff edge.

A typical Orkney day with swirling fog coming and going. John took this photo from the ferry.

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