Around Lindisfarne Castle

The lower castle walls studded with wildflowers and the sheep in the meadow give the Holy Island of Lindisfarne a colorful and lively surrounding.

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In rain or shine, low tide or high, this castle wall on Lindisfarne Island would not be easy to scale.
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Sheep grazing at the foot of LIndisfarne Castle. They don’t mind the scaffolding for the restoration.

Coast of Scotland

After a few days of city life, it feels so good to get out in the countryside and see a far different part of Scotland. Heading north across the Firth of Forth (the estuary of the Forth River), we stopped in the coastal town of Elie to stretch our legs. I wasn’t going to risk getting sand in my shoes, but I’m very glad I did take a few steps on to the quiet beach to admire this lovely crescent shoreline.

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Low hanging clouds gave the Elie beach a peaceful atmosphere. The gentle curves of the dune led the eye out to the distant shoreline.