The Holy Isle in Winter

20 Oct

Lindisfarne Castle —

St Aidan – an Irish monk came over from Iona to convert the heathen Northumbrians in the seventh century —

There is still a bit of fishing done from the island —

There was a move afoot (ouch!) to create a Saint Aidan’s Way long distance trail between here and the Isle of Iona – it would be an interesting hike but I don’t know if it has come to fruition yet —

The castle – first built in the 1600’s and ‘improved’ in 1900 – looks better with a moat around it —

The geese on the lee shore are making the most of it before their long flight back to Spitsbergen for the summer —

It’s away up there to the north somewhere …

My favourite photo of all-time …

Oops! The good Saint Aidan must have missed at least one of the heathens —

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