Stone Cubes Beside The Road

During our holiday in Northumberland last September, we spent a day on the tiny island of Lindisfarne, famous for being a place of holy retreat and for the mead and other drinks that it produces. Lindisfarne is connected to the mainland by a causeway that is only accessible when the tide goes out, and I made the area of the island around the causeway my focus for the day.

On the mainland, just before the causeway, sits a little car park with (or so it seemed to me on the day) maybe enough room for a dozen cars or so. When the tide rises, this car park is just above the high tide mark, and before it sits this strange row of solid cubes stretching north along the coast line. As the tide comes in, they’re a popular place to scramble up onto to watch – at least until the water reaches them! You can see them clearly from Google Maps, but I imagine most people drive straight on by over the causeway and never notice them at all.

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