Today I head to Lindisfarne in Northumberland, also known as Holy Island, which sits just south of the border to Scotland on the East Coast.
It is seen as ‘holy’ because St Aidan went to the island in 635AD from Iona and built a monastery there; it was here that Christianity flourished and spread.
It is a tidal island covered by the North Sea twice in every 24-hour period, meaning I need to get there before 13.45 and will leave on Monday after 15.00. So it is a bit of a rush today to get there.
I have visited the island a couple of times over the years, but have never actually stayed on it. I can imagine that staying on the island will be a very different experience to visiting it for a day.
I’m looking forward to three days of natural beauty, away from offices, traffic and crowds!