Holy Island (Northumberland)

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by taximan, 29 Jul 2012.

  1. taximan

    taximan Vetus bumbolum iuvenum corde

    I have just returned from a short camping trip to Northumberland and while there cycled from near Seahouses to Holy Island and return. Not only was it an excellent day, but I had the satisfaction of achieving 50 miles for the first time in over 40 years. I have posted a short report & some picks on my website www.bootsbikesandbeer.weebly.com
     
  2. annedonnelly

    annedonnelly Girl from the North Country

    Glad you enjoyed your trip to Holy Island. Great report - the insect is a Burnet Moth :smile:
     
  3. OP
    OP
    taximan

    taximan Vetus bumbolum iuvenum corde



    Many thanks for that, are they common ?
     
  4. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Holy Island is a weird place

    As a tourist trap it is horrendous on an afternoon filled with coach parties.....

    Yet on a summer evening when the tourists are gone it is an amazingly tranquil and peaceful place.
     
  5. TransientStates

    TransientStates Regular

    Location:
    Manchester
    But if you go on one of those days when the residents have decided to close everything for an island meeting it's a very bleak place indeed! Lol
     
  6. annedonnelly

    annedonnelly Girl from the North Country

    I've seen them a lot on dunes and sandy places. This page seems to say that they are common - of course, if they're flying during the day we're more likely to notice them :smile:
     
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