Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Our Lady Star of the Sea - 2

Our Lady Star of the Sea, carved by Hew Lorimer, was placed on Heabhal in 1954. I first visited her on a freezing February day in 1998. On that occasion I walked up to the statue from Castlebay, a climb of 900 feet over 1.5 miles. An easier option is to take the bus (or drive) the road out of Castlebay to its highest point. From there you only need to climb 600 feet spread out over a quarter mile. Here are a few photos from that snowy February climb. Next time we'll see her in the summer.

The snow covered isle of Sandray in the distance and a frozen rain storm falling on Vatersay

Looking towards the summit of Heabhal

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