Lindisfarne Holy Island

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Date: 26th October 2013

As it turned out we made the correct decision in visiting Lindisfarne in the evening.  Though most of the ‘tourist’ spots were shut we did have the pleasure of wandering round the island without the hordes so what we lost on the swings we gained on the roundabout. There is a special feel to Lindisfarne and seeing it in the evening light with the full splendour of the dying sun added to our experience. We just managed a few minutes in the ruined Priory before it was shut – I might add 10 minutes before time – by the National Trust employee. We then moved on to the Church of St. Mary which housed a rather unusual, life size rough sculpture in wood of Monks carrying the coffin/body of St. Cuthbert. It was a moving piece of work.

Lindisfarne Castle was closed of course but as most of it is restored, I wasn't too upset on missing out a visit.

Then as we made our way back over the Causeway, the panorama, in the dying rays of the sun, was very spectacular.


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