Our last stop before actually getting into Scotland last Wednesday was Lindisfarne Castle and the Holy Island. This place is cool. You can actually see it from Bamburgh and Bamburgh from Lindisfarne. The Holy Island is actually an island, sort of. It sticks out into the sea. You can’t access it at high tide as the causeway connecting it to the mainland is under water during that time. Luckily for us Martin had it all worked out, being the fine navigator he is, so we were able to get out there, see it, and get off the island without incident.
The island was originally, indicated by it’s name, inhabited by monks and held a monastary and priory. The priory site on the island dates back 1300 years. Pretty awesome.
The weather that day, as we traveled north, was so typical of what we experienced during our time in the North and Scotland. Nice one minute, raining the next. We never did end up with terrible weather though. The clouds always seemed to part when it was time to get out of the car. Mary, the driving rock star that she is, had to drive in some nasty weather during certain periods, but when it was time to walk, it was good. Beautiful in fact when we were on the holy island.
The sheep… they are everywhere in England, and Scotland actually.