On the causeway.
From the driveway.
Wondering if the vikings landed on this side and how long before the monks realised what was happening.
And then we went next door to The parish church of St Mary The Virgin
Wood carving of the monks carrying St Cuthbert's body as they flee Lindisfarne.
Stained glass windows.
Art Work in the church.
This was a whistle stop tour and after looking around the ruins and the church we had an hour before the causeway would be impassable due to a rising tide, so just enough time for a coffee stop and a peek at some of the shops:
By now we had twenty minutes left before our deadline and this is when everything went pear shaped!
Hiccup number one ~ the mobility scooter stopped dead, just as we were approaching the road to the car park.
Hiccup number two ~ I had lost my car and house keys, ack!!
So whilst Dave shambled along back to the car in order to move it and then load the defunct scooter, I ran (literally) back to the priory, church and visitor centre retracing my steps! It was a good job I was not wearing Birkenstock Sandals, otherwise I would have been running barefoot!!
The keys were in the visitor centre and the scooter was loaded into the car, with ten minutes to spare! It is not called a pilgrimage for nothing :-)
On the way home we stopped at Seahouses for a fish and chip supper:
Remembering our holiday cottage from last year.
So glad to be back at the cottage safe and sound x