Yet more strange and beautiful places
waited for us on our journey North
There's a strong spiritual presence here
as indicated by the name,
being the base for Christian
evangelising in AD 635.
Lindisfarne Priory is famous for
the illuminated manuscript known as the
the Lindisfarne Gospels ~
illustrated Latin copy of
Mathew, Mark, Luke & John.
thought to have been made here in 700s
It was reported by The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle ~
"Vikings raided Lindisfarne in 793
In this year fierce, foreboding omens
came over the land of Northumbria.
There were excessive whirlwinds, lightning storms,
and fiery dragons were seen flying in the sky.
These signs were followed by great famine,
on January 8th the ravaging of heathen men
destroyed God's church at Lindisfarne".
The island itself is an oddity
it joins the mainland by a causeway
of about 3 miles,
you must check the tides before
venturing there otherwise
you're likely to be stranded overnight,
who would want to risk that?
With all those ~
Fiery Dragons Flying Around
Join in with the Journeying
Postcards from Paradise