The forecast was rather more moderate on Sunday morning, strong winds are still forecast for the coming week but not until Monday/Tuesday and not as strong as in previous forecasts, so the Lindisfarne anchorage should be tenable.
Despite missing the tide waiting for the up-to-date weather maps I decided to press on with a forecast of reasonable winds to get there, that did not come to pass as winds were light and did not exceed 7 knots all day and was generally around 4 knots until a mile or so out when it picked up to a good sailing breeze and all that did was create more disturbed water as I went over the bar going into the lagoon at Lindisfarne.
The fine weather did bring the opportunity of some sight seeing, rather different to last year when going in the opposite direction I passed the interesting bits in thick fog.
|Seahouses with Bamburgh Castle in the distance.
|The view on the way in.
|Looking out of the anchorage with the Farne Islands in the distance.