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Road To Nowwhere

Lindisfarne, Northumberland

 Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, is a tidal island off the coast of Northumberland. It is the site of a ruined monastery, which was founded in 635 AD and suffered under Viking raids. The island is linked to the mainland by a tidal causeway which floods at high tide, stranding any driver ignoring the tide times. I noticed these tyre tracks veering off onto the mudflats, about half way over at dusk. There seemed to be no reason or obvious destination for them and more worryingly, no return tracks. Or maybe, the tracks were coming from the North Sea on to the causeway, providing evidence of a new invasion by Vikings in amphibious vehicles, rather than longboats!


. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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