There was a short break from hot sun yesterday - so expeditions to "sights" or "sites" - I never know which - was the order of the day. And Bamburgh Castle was the morning project. Although still in private ownership the family live in more user friendly conditions near by. However the place has over the years been lovingly cared for and is a popular tourist attraction although there are very few tourists in this part of England! And Northumberland is the least densely populated county in England, with just 62 people per square kilometre, so there are not so many locals either.
Inside Bamburgh Castle
And after late lunch and general lolling around we went off to Lindisfarne, later than it might have been as the tide only receded to allow a crossing on the causeway at around 4pm. Holy Island has indeed a wonderful feeling of solitude and has very few of the visitor amenities that often damage such places.
And so around 6:30 we made our way back over the low tide to the mainland - where the weather was beginning to clear and we were treated to a beautiful early evening sitting in the sun. As we crossed the causeway the signs were clear.....
We are returning to London this afternoon.....too short a break!