How to recycle an old fishing boat.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, commonly known as either Holy Island or Lindisfarne, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England.
Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD; it was an important centre of Celtic Christianity
After the Viking invasions and the Norman Conquest of England , a priory was reestablished. A small castle was built on the island in 1550–Wikipedia
I spent a week there on retreat last November. I had another couple of trips booked there for this year. Hopefully when things settle down I will be able to visit again.
In the meantime, here’s a look at how the islanders recycle their old (upturned) fishing boats. You can see the castle in the background:
Don’t you just love the brand new door on this “shabby chic” one…..
…….and the unusual fit of this door…(with the ruins of the priory in the background) :
The peeling paint on this one’s door contrasts nicely with its newly fitted shiny roof:
If you were wondering what the little sign on the blue door says:
I must look out some more door pictures from Lindisfarne for my next post on Thursday Doors. I’m sure I must have some of cottage doors and church doors and village hall doors and….. and……
Geri Lawhon · 1 September 2020 at 17:05
Such a great idea for the old boats. Thank you for sharing this.
Helen Bushe · 1 September 2020 at 17:14
Thanks Geri. Yes it’s recycling in a quirky way.
Patricia Furstenberg · 25 June 2020 at 05:06
Soo beautiful! Sad and cheery at the same time 🙂
Helen Bushe · 25 June 2020 at 09:25
Yes, good to see them with a new lease of life in retirement.
slfinnell · 21 June 2020 at 17:25
Wonderful post! For those of us who upcycle, this is a sort of validation lol
Helen Bushe · 21 June 2020 at 19:05
Thank you. Yes, I think these recycled boats are much more appealing than new “huts”
Norm 2.0 · 19 June 2020 at 19:55
These are just wonderful! When you think about it it makes perfect sense to get a second life out of an old boat that isn’t seaworthy anymore, and what better way than to flip it over to use like this?
Thanks for sharing these 🙂
Helen Bushe · 20 June 2020 at 14:40
Thanks Norm! I’m glad you like these huts. I’ve not seen them anywhere other than Holy Island.
XingfuMama · 19 June 2020 at 16:37
Great. Reminded me that the reason the nave, the main part of a church where people sit, is called that comes from them sitting under overturned boats for protection from the elements.
Helen Bushe · 19 June 2020 at 16:48
I never knew that! How interesting. Thank you.
Anonymous · 19 June 2020 at 14:24
Of course you lead with the red door! Love your doors.
Helen Bushe · 19 June 2020 at 14:26
Thank you. I’m pleased you like them. I’m thinking I can guess who you might be!
Anonymous · 19 June 2020 at 13:21
These are fabulous doors. I visited Holy Island on a field trip when I was a student at Newcastle University back in the 80s. I remember seeing these upturned hulks.
Helen Bushe · 19 June 2020 at 13:24
They’ve obviously stuck in your mind! Thanks for visiting my post.
Manja Mexi Mexcessive · 19 June 2020 at 12:30
Ohh, Helen, these are brilliant!! That oversized door! And the sign! 🙂 I do hope you can get back there soon. Greetings from Piran.
Helen Bushe · 19 June 2020 at 13:25
Thanks Manja. You’re in Piran! Wonderful. Enjoy.