Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

I had a sober Hogmany, an early bed, then was up at 6am and drove the 49 miles down the coast over the border for a sunrise cycle across the amphitheatre of sand which is Lindisfarne...

A Sunrise beach ride out across the sands to Holy Island at low tide is something special,
It is a place i first cycled during the first summer of the blog,
It is up there along with Faraid Head near Durness, Sandwood Bay, and the beaches of Luskintyre and Scarister on Harris in the Outer Hebrides for top  beach riding...
The Sands at Lindisfarne are littered with the wrecks of fishing boats and Steamships, which appear out of the moving sands and low tides.
The area is steeped in history from days of Viking raids to ship wrecks, smuggling and pirates...

So despite being over the border a good Scottish tune for some film i did...

`Captain Coull`s Parrot`  by Peatbog Faries

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  1. Cool looking environment to ride in. The blowing sand reminds me of the blowing snow we get here, only I suppose it is a bit warmer where you are.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year Bruce. This is definitely somewhere I'd like to visit on the bike, it looks lovely down there. Liking the sunrise pictures :)