Arleta and I on Holy Island

A few weeks ago Arleta and I decided to spend our holiday in Scotland. On Monday (26.08.2013) at 5 a.m. we started our trip to Scotland, using my replacement car – old Saab 900 🙂 My original car, also Saab, model 95 now is being fixed – turbo died and the guy who is fixing the car gave me a spare Saab.

Anyway, because of that quite long trip, we decided to have a nice brake on our way to Scotland. We chose Holy Island as the best place for the brake.

Holy Island is a very strange place located here:

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The road to this island is just on the sea level and every day you can go to the island only inside of the small time windows. You always need to check the tide time tables before you trip, they are available on this website here: http://orawww.northumberland.gov.uk/www2/holyisland/holyisland.asp. Apparently at least one car every month sinks because o the driver stupidity – some people do not check tidy time tables:

sinking-car-01 sinking-car-02

 

We arrived to the Holy Island about 11:30, just after the time window opened for tourists. Well, we found a few unofficial car parks on the island, but we decided to support a little bit the local community and we parked the car here:

2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 29NIKON D600 (14mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO280)

We were warned about checking tidies:

2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 30NIKON D600 (19mm, f/7.1, 1/800 sec, ISO200)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 31NIKON D600 (19mm, f/7.1, 1/800 sec, ISO200)

 

The main attraction is a castle on the island’s hill, but it was not anything special, however still ok:

2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 01NIKON D7000 (70mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO200)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 02NIKON D7000 (32mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 03NIKON D7000 (32mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 04NIKON D7000 (24mm, f/3.5, 1/1600 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 05NIKON D7000 (40mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 06NIKON D7000 (24mm, f/9, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 07NIKON D7000 (24mm, f/9, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 08NIKON D7000 (24mm, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 09NIKON D7000 (24mm, f/9, 1/500 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 14NIKON D7000 (34mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 15NIKON D7000 (70mm, f/9, 1/400 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 16NIKON D7000 (32mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - 17NIKON D7000 (32mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
2013.08.26 - Holy Island - HDR-05NIKON D600 (14mm, f/6.3, 1/2500 sec, ISO200)

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