The Holy Island of Lindisfarne has no light pollution. On a clear night the starry sky is amazing.

When I was there on retreat in November last year, some of our number had to wait until after dark to cross the causeway to the island. With no street lighting, a couple of us stood in the village street outside our accomodation swinging a lantern to guide the travellers.

My accomodation was around the corner from the main house, and on a moonlit night I could see my way “home” after supper. On a pitch dark night the torch on my iPhone saved me from wading into deep muddy puddles on the track.

Some cottages had carriage-lights outside and there were a few traditional lamp-posts, like these in the churchyard:

Street-Light in Churchyard ©HelenBushe

The entrance to the church was well-lit at night.

Church-Light ©HelenBushe

Cottages typically had carriage-lights like this:

Carriage-Light ©HelenBushe

All images ©HelenBushe

Taken on iPhone 8Plus and post-processed using LUMINAR4

This is my second entry in Becky B’s Square Challenge: Words ending with -Light


10 Comments

chava61 · January 23, 2020 at 15:11

Looks picturesque!

    Helen Bushe · January 23, 2020 at 15:27

    It is a most unusual place.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

myplaidheart · January 17, 2020 at 13:30

What a nice shot of the Priory. We loved visiting Holy Island. One day I would like to go back and rent a cottage there. I think I could live in a place like that. 🙂

    Helen Bushe · January 23, 2020 at 15:27

    Thank you. Yes, renting a cottage there sounds wonderful.
    I hope you get back there soon.

BeckyB · January 14, 2020 at 09:05

What wonderful photos, can feel the sense of retreat just looking at them

    Helen Bushe · January 14, 2020 at 10:31

    Thanks Becky. I enjoyed an unforgettable week there. Loving this month’s Squares Challenge!

      BeckyB · January 14, 2020 at 15:26

      Thank you so much Helen

bushboy · January 13, 2020 at 21:16

An amazing looking place Helen 🙂 Great photos

    Helen Bushe · January 13, 2020 at 21:17

    It is indeed amazing. I went outside of the tourist season and saw it at its best.

      bushboy · January 13, 2020 at 21:30

      The best time to go anywhere 🙂

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