We had a great trip unto Northumberland recently for a friends wedding. We managed to tag a few extra days onto our visit to have a look around the area as we'd never been before.
I can safely say we were massively impressed. Such wonderful coastal and inland areas of natural beauty and an area packed full of history due to it's proximity to the Scottish border and all the back and forwards that has brought over the years.
This particular image is of Lindisfarne Castle which is actually on Holy Island. There are visiting restrictions due to the causeway being flooded daily by the incoming tide so if you do go, check the tide times! Once on Holy Island the south side (it's only about 3km in total) is very busy with tourists visiting the village and castle, however if you carry on walking around the island you can soon be away from the crowds and enjoying the pristine coastline.
Despite being generally lucky with the weather over the weekend there were some pretty thick brooding clouds on this morning (much better for photos!) and I tried to capture some of the wild and timeless nature of the view. I was pretty much leaning through a gap in a stone wall to get this angle and there wasn't much space for composing, however I'm fairly happy with the result and just looking at the image I can feel the freshness of the wind buffeting around and the history of others who've seen this view for hundreds of years. Thankfully there were no Vikings in long boats approaching during our visit...
This image is No.9 in my Project 32 series. To see the full portfolio please click here.