Refuge On The Causeway

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.

When the tide comes in to cover the causeway, there’s always the risk of someone getting trapped mid-crossing … and you only need to go and watch from a safe distance to see just how many drivers are perfectly happy to risk a crossing even as the waters start to close in, as can be seen in this 2008 photo by Ian Britton:

Holy Island Causeway

I wonder how many people, over the years, have taken shelter up at the top of the steps of the refuge and watched as their car was engulfed by the tide?

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