The Old Man of Hoy

The Old Man of Hoy is a 449 feet (137 m) sea stack on the island of Hoy. It’s a red sandstone stack, perched on a plinth of basalt rock. On our first visit to the Orkney Islands we made it to Hoy but never made it to  the seastack. This year we did indeed came to visit.
No matter how harsh the weather condition, a few people was climbing on it this day and it was a cold and very windy day. 

Geologists have confirmed that the Old Man of Hoy will not stand until eternity. There’s actually a crack in it. One day it will be claimed by the Atlantic and crush into the sea.
Close to the Old Man is also St. John’s Head, the highest vertical seacliff in UK.


A climber on the top of the Old man – Sunday 14th of July. WE also read in book that during the WW2 a British plane crashed into the sea stack.

It was a very majestic feeling to come and visit this special place.


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