Matt Atkin’s usually to be found in Hong Kong and most of his photos are from the exotic Far East, or at least the Eastern Hemisphere. So it makes a refreshing change to be able to publish these photos of Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland, taken during a brief holiday in England last week. It’s a shame the light wasn’t really on his side, but that’s the home country for you…
Also known as Lindisfarne, Holy Island’s an astonishing place famous for all sorts of things, including being a centre for Christian evangelising starting from 635AD, the historic Viking raid of 793AD, and the illuminated manuscript known as the Lindisfarne Gospels. More prosaically perhaps, it’s also known for its remoteness, the abbey ruins, a photogenic collection of sheds made out of old boats, and as an interesting destination for small boat sailors.
Among the boats, connoiseurs of these things will spot a couple of fairly standard North East coast cobles and a double-ended coble among the boats
For those who like to know these things, Matt’s moved on from his Leica to a Fujifilm FinePix X100. Click on the image below to see the detail it delivers.
Thanks for the photos bruv!