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Last weekend, we had a wonderful weather, hence I have few fresh photos to share. This one was already taken when the milky clouds started to take over the sky on the Sunday afternoon. Nevertheless, the sky which you see in this photo, is not burned out but the photo captured the bright milky color of the dull sky, which was there at that time.
I have visited Northumberland many times, but it was only my second visit on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Why is it called holy? You can read about it in the short fragment from Wikipedia below.
Even though the island is quite small, we never really spent a whole day there. On this day, the road to the island was opened from 12:20, when the low tide started so the time available there was respectively shorter. What I found quite shocking was how many people we have seen there. I have visited this area several times, very often on a bank holiday weekend and we were almost alone, having huge sandy beaches and spectacular places for ourselves. This time the crowds took over the place. The car parks were full, and many people walked from distant locations to get to the beach. I suspect the staycations, domestic holidays, became a popular choice in England this year, and the fact that Indiana Jones was filmed around here recently may have put this distant and little known but spectacular region on a map for many people from the south.
In this photo you see the Lindisfarne Castle.
The full name of the island is The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and on TrekEarth people upoad photos from there interchangeably under either Holy Island or Lindisfarne.

From Wikipedia:
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, commonly known as either Holy Island or Lindisfarne, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, which constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD; it was an important centre of Celtic Christianity under Saints Aidan of Lindisfarne, Cuthbert, Eadfrith of Lindisfarne and Eadberht of Lindisfarne. After the Viking invasions and the Norman conquest of England, a priory was reestablished. A small castle was built on the island in 1550.

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