Refuge In The Bay

My theme this week is 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.

There are two ways to get to Holy Island on foot: walk along the causeway (which will be the focus of next week’s wallpaper), or cross the bay itself when the tide is out far enough – which is the topic for this week. The walk across the bay is the shorter route distance-wise, and is marked by a series of poles, but leaves you at risk from the tide for much longer. Just be warned – when the tide comes in, it comes in very quickly because of how flat the bay is, making refuges like this one a must for those folks caught by surprise.

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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