It’s Sunday morning and all is quiet. Time to reflect on my visit to Lindisfarne last week.
I decide it’s also the perfect time to draw an Oracle card from my Sacred Geometry Deck in response to a request from a dear friend. After I have done that and sent her the result, I decide to draw one for myself. This is the card that turned up for me. Labyrinth. (click on the image if you would like to read the message).
Of course, this seems completely appropriate since I have just returned from my first ever visit to the Holy island of Lindisfarne, and the starting point for my equine pilgrimage next year. (see the signage in my Pointing the Way post). After attending the Pure Outdoor navigation course in the Peak District (previous post), I headed Northwards searching for the terminus point for the Pennine Bridleway near Kirby Stephen,
then on up to the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria across the wild and stunningly beautiful North York Moors,
until by a happy chance, I found a lovely B&B, Glororum Farmhouse, to stay in just outside Bamburgh. Here, Tammi and I enjoyed an evening stroll along the beach,
before heading for the fish and chip shop.
The following day, after checking with the local paper for safe crossing times,
I became a true tourist for the day and joined the throng to explore Lindisfarne,
coming away with my souvenirs.
Walking over to the opposite side of the island reveals the Castle in all it’s glory.
I tried a couple of times to call into the vicarage to speak to the vicar having exchanged several emails with him already, without any joy. Obviously, it was not meant to be for this visit. With barely 3 hours spent on the island of Lindisfarne, Tammi and I turned and headed for the car, deposited in the huge car park earlier, and made our way back off the island, not a little relieved to be heading away from the madding crowd. I was left wondering how I might go about finding the Holy part of Lindisfarne? I think I may well find it in the Sacred Gospels, the original of which is housed in the British Library.