Completion

IMG_2239 Well here’s the key proof… arrived yesterday around 4:30pm in time for evening prayer…

Gave the new pilgrim’s stone a little kiss – but I think it will be a few centuries before that erodes away much!

pilgrim stone at Canterbury
pilgrim stone at Canterbury

It was a particularly gruelling last few miles – the eighth day of walking 18-20miles a day. I’d climbed 3364m (11036 feet) on the North Downs Way – and a few more on the St Swithun’s path that occupied most of the first two days. All in all I’d walked around 150 miles.

I had thought Canterbury would be the final destination of the pilgrimage, yet the gospel reading at Evensong chimed with my heart and spirit: Jesus said: “Go home and tell of all that God has done”… and that was exactly what I wanted to do… My pilgrimage wasn’t only to Canterbury but would only be finished when I was back home with my wife and kids…

super fast trains from Canterbury West... in just a few minutes we were back over the Rochester bridge I'd walked over three days before
super fast trains from Canterbury West… in just a few minutes we were back over the Rochester bridge I’d walked over three days before
final destination... home is where the heart is
final destination… home is where the heart is

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