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Carnan Buidhe



Just before the causeway to Baleshare, which means east village, take the minor road heading north and follow the sign to the sculpture, a bench like structure

Reflections sculpture is located at Claddach, Baleshare and marks the old crossing place to Baleshare before the causeway was built. The sculpture is by artist Colin Mackenzie and is a ceramic seat and is shaped reminiscent to the patterns in left in the sand at low tide.

The cairn can be seen from its modern counterpart by looking south to the wee peninsula, simply follow the coastline on a sometimes eroded path. The main approach is from the east and this gives the false impression that this an undisturbed turf covered monument. Undisturbed by human hands perhaps, natures most definitely. Sadly a lot of erosion has happened but at least that gives an indication of how the structure was built. A lot of cairn material lays strewn on the north side.

What is left is probably around 18m wide and 3m tall. Still impressive, despite the battering it takes. Carnan Buidhe means 'little yellow cairn'.

A good start to the road end collection.

Visited 21/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th August 2019ce

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