Well what a day I had! It was absolutely marvelous and the weather while blustery was sunny. This will just be a quick photo essay on what I did as I want to go into more detail with history, etc. on the island. With the name as you can imagine it had its origins in Christianity.
Let's just say I got my sheep fix today and explored the first of three castles I will be visiting in Northumberland.
Holy Island is reached by a causeway that is only open when the tide is out. I could go either today or Saturday so I chose today thinking a week day would be quieter. I chose wisely as it was pretty quiet. I still can't get over the weather; I was very lucky.
As it turned out the other couple here at the B and B (which is fabulous by the way) - Eddie and Glynnis from Derbyshire were going as well so we traveled together on the bus and kept bumping into one another. We couldn't come back until 6:30 due to the tide and it was a long day but it gave me lots of time to explore. They are a friendly couple and I may be tagging along with them to Bamburgh Castle and Sea Houses tomorrow; we shall see. Berwick itself will be worth a day of exploration.
No people in my picture - gotta love it!
I walked along a path behind the castle and could have kept walking but I was sensible - I want to be able to move tomorrow. I wish I had worn my Garmin as it would be interesting to see how miles I locked today. It would be impressive I am sure.
Part of St Mary's church and Lindisfarne Priory
St Mary's church
War memorial on highest point of Holy Island
And that's all she wrote - time to crawl into bed and relax. I am tired!