An account of a road trip around Iceland, a precariously habitable land in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, torn apart by volcanic forces and home to the Icelanders, descendents of Viking and Celtic colonists. Most people who arrive in Iceland do not venture far from the capital, Reykjavík, but I travel right around the island (though there is still more to be seen, next time!)
This post is about my trip to the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, England, in May 2022. It starts with the huge castle at Bamburgh, and then proceeds to the port of Seahouses, my boat ride, and the Inner Farne Island bird sanctuary, which also features a lighthouse erected in 1809, the 1300s-vintage chapel of St Cuthbert, and Prior Castell's Tower from the years either side of 1500.Continue readingView more blog posts
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