And then the rain came down


Continuing on towards the sea (on the West Coast) which we reached at Bowness-on-Solway.Where it started to rain.

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We stopped at Holm Cultram Abbey. The 1st Monks came to this site in 1150. Dissolved in 1538 and fell into ruin. In 1880s the church was restored, & in 1913 the roof was restored pre-Reformation timbers were found, however the roof was completely destroyed in 2006 in an arson attack. By 2010 the windows and roof were reinstated.

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The rain became worse by Silloth but stopped enough at Skinburness for another lighthouse adventure, East Cote Lighthouse dates back to 1864 when it was a “mobile” lighthouse on a rail track however in 1914 it became fixed in its current position.

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Also saw very nice monument to Edward the 1st (died near  here on July 7, 1307, Burgh by Sands)

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