A bright and breezy morning on Lindisfarne, Northumberland’s Holy Island.  The much photographed boat sheds are old herring boats, recycled by fisherman for storage.

 

Lindisfarne sea thrift and channel markers

 

Pink flowered thrift thrives on both rocky outcrops and sea washed salt marsh.

 

lindisfarne pebbles

 

No shortage of pebbles for cairns and land art.

 

Lindisfarne gate and castle view

 

The castle is closed for repairs at present and half shrouded in scaffolding but from a distance it still stands out as a dramatic silhouette on the island skyline.

 

Lindisfarne day mark

 

The simple geometry of a navigation marker.

 

 

Time to head for the causeway before the tide comes in.

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