Sunday, 21 March 2010

Goodbye Winter & Hello Spring!

Spring is here at last on what can only be described as a perfect day here on Holy Island, warm, sunny and clear blue skies. A real difference after what has been the longest winter for many years, with many of the islanders saying that this was the worst Winter for nearly 50 years!
Snow fell on the first week of December and continued with many heavy falls up until the end of February. Daytime temperatures often hovered around -10C with just across the Borders temperatures of -22.5C being recorded. The island was virtually cut off for 10 days with the causeway and beautiful Lindisfarne Bay encased in frozen sea for at least a mile out.

Putting the weather to one side The Ship celebrated Old Year's Night in style with an innn heaving with folk, a firework display that would put many professional displays to shame and finally dance music that had the whole inn up on their feet to the early hours