After getting a coffee I took a drive south to Lindisfarne to have a look around the harbour. I spent a bit of time getting some shots of the colourful old boats the lined the shore, as there wasn't much else I could do. I got a bit carried away, as I had a good idea that this would probably be the one and only time I would get the camera out that day.
|These upturned boats are believed to be once part of the largest herring fleet on the east coast of England, |
but by the 1900's few remained, and were no longer seaworthy, they were converted into sheds.
|A lot of them have fallen into a state of disrepair, but look all the more |
interesting for it.
|A detail shot of the material covering, they are covered in tar to help weather seal them.|
|The covering to this one doesn't look especially weatherproof, thanks to the harsh weather Holy Island has to |
put up with.
|The small harbour on the island is home to some very well worn vessels.|
|Some of the boats look like they been repainted many times!|
|This old lady looked less than seaworthy, but she caught my eye nonetheless.|
|A simple image of vibrant paint work on another old launch.|
|A shot of the metal breast hook on this old bucket.|
|The layers of paint created a nice abstract image.|
|A view of the castle and rowing boat, in the island's harbour at low tide.|