Pilgrims Try To Drive On Water To Lindisfarne: Can They Make It To Holy Island?
TOURISTS and pilgrims are trying to drive on water from the Northumberland mainland to Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne. Not all of them make it. Indeed, to date, no car has managed to drive on the water at hide tide.
Ian Clayton, from the RNLI Seahouses station, says:
“It’s incredible that people seem to think they can drive their cars into the North Sea.”
But no less incredible than if they actually did it… He adds:
“It’s all so preventable. None of those who are caught out are locals, it’s always people who are visiting the area. They all seem to think it’s not their fault, but they’ve totally ignored warning signs on both sides of the road. It’s quite bizarre. You do wonder what people put on their insurance claim forms in such cases.”
Act of God..?