Boat House at Lindisfarne,(Holy Island) Northumbria

Boat House at Lindisfarne, Northumbria

There is a tradition in the North East of England of fishermen using redundant herring boats as storage sheds for their nets and other equipment as in this photograph which includes Lindisfarne Castle in the background across the bay.

Lindisfarne, or 'Holy Island' as it is also known, is about 4km long by 2km wide and for 2 or 3 hours either side of high tide the causeway that links the island to the mainland is submerged beneath the North Sea.

Holy Island is steeped in history with a monastery dating back to AD635.