Lindisfarne (Island week 3)
Wednesday, 3rd September 2008 by Alex Turnbull
It’s Island Week 3 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. It’ll probably last about a week.
The causeway that connects Lindisfarne to the mainland is flooded twice a day by the tide (you can see the tidemark on this section of the road), so drivers must be careful about when they start to cross. Refuge places are provided for the cars should they become stranded by quickly rising water.
Before the advent of cars those wishing to reach the monastery would have had to cross the sands on foot at low tide. Known as Pilgrim’s Way, we can see the markers that still define that path today, as well as small refuge boxes for those who choose a foolish time to attempt the walk.
See also the previously featured Mont Saint Michel tidal island.
Especially for Spamboy.