Thursday 23rd May 2019. The title was a bit of a misnomer today, mostly we were walking inland a few miles from the coast.
It was a short day today, just 8 miles, so we didn’t leave until 10am. Wall to wall sunshine all day with a cool breeze made for perfect walking weather.
The route crossed fields of sheep or cows, woodland, heath and moor as well as short sections of road. We were close to our end point before 1pm so we consulted the map and decided to take the long way.
We eventually crossed the busy A1 at Fenwick, a couple of fields and then came to the East Coast Rail Line. The trains travel at well over 100mph so you have to ring to find out if it’s safe to cross. In the time it takes to cross, a train would travel about half a mile. We were given the all clear so over we went. A few more fields and we were at the coast for the only time today.
A couple of hundred yards and we reached the road at the end of the causeway to Holy Island. The tide was out so no photos here.
From here it was a bit over a mile on good tracks and roadside pavement to our hostelry, the Lindisfarne Inn in West Mains, right on the A1. The accommodation seems to all be in a separate modern building. Good size ensuite room with a decent shower but WiFi so weak I couldn’t use it. The phone signal was good in the evening, 4G, so I used that for this post.
No photos taken with my Mamiya 7 camera and just a handful of phone photos. Hopefully more tomorrow as we walk along the coast to Berwick, our final destination.