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Jul 18, 2013 - Lindisfarne (Holy Island), England

We stayed on Lindisfarne for three nights. Our days were filled with spiritual and visual nourishment. We shared moments of community and also time for solitude. The stillness and peace of the island is mystical. A little information from the internet: "The isle of Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. It is also known amongst some as Holy Island. A causeway connects the island to the mainland of Northumberland and is flooded twice a day by tides – something well described by Sir Walter Scott: For with the flow...

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Jun 9, 2010 - Time to move on ...

Time to leave Holy Island already ... a few last memories I'll be taking away ... First, I discovered that New Zealand has exported something to the island. Actually two things. The first is the Montana wines that I found in the Lindisfarne Mead shop next door. The unwelcome one is the pirri pirri burr weed that is now all over the island and gets into the coats of visitors' dogs. The theory is that thye seeds were in bales of wool from NZ :( Second is the way the fishermen on the island make good use of old boats - cutting them in half and...

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Jun 5, 2010 - Island rest

Sir Walter Scott called it "half church of God, half castle 'gainst the Scot". A BBC poll in 2001 voted it Britain's most loved building. Bill Bryson voted it "best cathedral on planet Earth." The cloisters were used in the filming of the Harry Potter movies. En route to Lindisfarne I spent a couple of hours there: Durham Cathedral. It is an impressive edifice, and along with Durham Castle dominates the Durham skyline. My particular interest, however, was in the two people buried at either end of the building: Cuthbert and Bede. Bede I've...

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