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Holiday. 9, Holy Island, Northumberland





The village on Holy Island. One gets to the island over a causeway, which one can use for a few hours a day. The rest of the time the causeway is flooded.



The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory. It was raided several times by Vikings in the early middle ages.




 








 
St. Cuthbert, who founded the priory.

 

Lindisfarne Castle.

At this point my camera needed recharging, so the rest are my brother-in law's photos. He didn't take many, except of the archers.

 

Lamp in the castle.

 

One of the rooms in the castle.

It was hard to take photos because the castle was chock-a-block with kids.

 

There were various displays on in the priory ruins. We watched the archery.

 


 

The target after the six archers shot as many arrows as they could in a minute, all at the same time. It was amazing to see. The woman archer shot fourteen, the others ten and eleven. It must have been terrifying to face the English archers in a battle in the middle ages.

 

Arrow in flight.



Two arrows at once.

We also went to the mead shop, where I bought small bottles of Lindisfarne Mead for friends. It was a pleasure to visit this friendly island.

 

 

     

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avictoriangirl
Sep. 24th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love the still standing arch in the first pictures. And that lamp is to die for. *sigh*
karen9
Sep. 25th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
It's wonderful that the arch is still standing.

I thought of you when I posted the lamp photo!
rusty_armour
Sep. 29th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
I love this collection of photos! I think you've really captured the majestic beauty of Lindisfarne with your pictures! I also enjoyed looking at the pictures your brother-in-law took of the archery. The evidence of how many arrows can be shot in a minute is pretty scary!
karen9
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was pleased with them.

The archery was impressive.
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