25×9: Fleeing With The Food

Posted by Stuart Herbert on February 19th, 2011 in 25x9, Travel Photography.

Project 25×9, because some photos deserve a wider perspective …

Fleeing With The Food

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

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Driving Onto Lindisfarne

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.

If you’re coming to Holy Island to make the most of its produce, then you’ll want to drive. That way, you don’t end up with too much to carry, and you’ll have no trouble at all getting off of the island before the causeway becomes unpassable when the tide comes in.

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Walking Onto Lindisfarne

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.

Not everyone drives onto Holy Island. You’ll find people of all ages walking along the causeway. Once they’ve bought some of the island’s famous produce, I imagine they find the walk back just a little longer 🙂

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The Lindisfarne 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.

Here is the causeway itself, looking west from Holy Island back to the mainland. I was struck by the texture of the road itself, and how the light reflected off the water that still sat in the little pits of the tarmac.

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Dry Land - For Now

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.

This is pretty much the spot where the causeway touches down on dry land. However, I wouldn’t want to be standing here when the tide comes in, as you’ll probably get very wet feet very quickly!

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

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Sandbags Beside 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.

I spotted these sandbags a little bit inland from the causeway, where they were vainly trying to hold back water flooding over the road. In general, most motorists slowed down at this point, but there were several who did the exact opposite, and really went for it to see how large a splash they could achieve. Just something to note if you ever walk onto the island yourself!

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

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In the summer of 2009, Mrs H and I went on an ill-fated fortnight’s holiday in beautiful North Wales, basing ourselves just outside of Barmouth. Although some of the photos I took that fortnight have featured in my desktop wallpaper series, this is the first time that I’ve pulled together all the shots taken on holiday by theme.

Here are some shots of Barmouth’s wide, sandy beach. During our time there, I was amazed at how empty the beach was all the time. If this beach was in the south of the UK, it would have been buried beneath people. Maybe most folks simply don’t realise it’s here? Harlech’s beach to the north also suffers from the same under-use.

Barmouth Beach

Barmouth Beach Wall

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

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25×9: The Bay Floor

Posted by Stuart Herbert on February 12th, 2011 in 25x9, Travel Photography.

Project 25×9, because some photos deserve a wider perspective …

The Bay Floor

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

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Day Return

An old weathered sticker stuck behind a bus timetable where no-one is ever going to see it.

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

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Looking Back

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.

Between the refuge shown yesterday and the terra firma of Holy Island, the route across the bay is the most challenging, with the mud flats at their deepest. Once you’ve made it over, however, looking back along the route you’ve just taken, there’s a certain sense of satisfaction of having made the walk to Holy Island over this alternative route. After all, how often do you get the chance to walk safely across a coastal bay and out to an island?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s photos of the crossing of the bay to Lindisfarne, and indeed I hope that it inspires you to attempt it yourself if you ever visit. I made it across despite carrying a long-term knee injury, proving that the route isn’t only for the completely-fit and healthy. Just remember to know your tide times, and set off sooner rather than later.

Next week’s wallpaper will continue to look at Lindisfarne, and in particular the causeway road itself. And then the week after I’ll share the photos I’ve taken of the causeway as the tide reclaims it, which will see us through to the end of February.

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

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