Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Off the north east coast of England lies Holy Island. Holy Island is only just an island - it's joined to the mainland by a causeway which is covered at high tide. If you visit you do need to check the tides or you may find yourself stranded.
I was sent this lovely card by John from Photo Curios where you can see John's own views of the Priory. On his other blog,English Wilderness, he has a photo of St Cuthbert's Isle. St Cuthbert was one of the abbots of the monastery in the 7th century. He was such a popular saint in the north of England that his life and works were recorded by the Venerable Bede in the 8th century. Amongst many other things, St Cuthbert created some laws to protect birds nesting on the island, maybe the earliest bird protection laws in the world.