Monday, 4 July 2011

Hobthrush: Saint Cuthbert's Isle

Hobthrush, Saint Cuthbert's Isle

The small island of Hobthrush or Saint Cuthbert's Isle lies just off the coast of Lindisfarne. Saint Cuthbert lived here as a hermit before seeking solitude on Inner Farne.

10 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

i don't know anything about those real people, but my mother had a cousin named cuthbert

Emma Springfield said...

Is the large hump a structure? Is the cross a memorial? It seems to be a very small island to be able to sustain St. Cuthbert for very long.

Interesting Pictures said...

A lone cross in the middle on an isolated island. Interesting composition.

H said...

He lived here BEFORE seeking solitude!!

Emm said...

I would love to live as a hermit on an island like that and just read and watch Charmed reruns. For a week maybe, until I return to my beloved London.

Lauren Axelrod said...

Wonderful capture John. I have to agree with Interesting Pictures. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the cross was the crusades or the Knight's Templar. Amazing how these islands have such a story to tell.

Ratty said...

I like solitude, but maybe not that much. I'd make sure I had a boat readily available.

unikorna said...

I adore nature blogs, I can't get enough of them and your blog is no exception. Simply lovely pictures. Congrats.

A Mom said...

cool blog, so added you

Silver said...

wow thats an amazing photo.

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