The North Sea is full of such islands and Nicolson finds in a place of ‘sun-trap warmth’, sheltered from the wind-siege, a possible site for the church of the seventh century Irish poet-monk Beccan.

‘So is this, in its sun-trap warmth on these wind-besieged islands, where the church of Beccan … might have stood?’

 

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 168

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