Our Visit to Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staffa

A few years ago we ran ‘Creation Experience’ weeks in the churches where I am minister. They were opportunities for primary aged children to come and explore the vast wonders of creation. One year we took them on a journey from the beginning of time, through the Big Bang, the evolving of life in theContinue reading “Our Visit to Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staffa”

The Wonderful Iona (Mull – Day 2)

So today was a BIG day for me. I have wanted to visit Iona for many many years and never managed it. Life (an a bundle of pathetic excuses/reasons) got in the way of me making the effort to come here. Well today all my expectations were surpassed as we made our way to thisContinue reading “The Wonderful Iona (Mull – Day 2)”

St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 4 (Final Day)

We began the final stretch of this walk to venture across The Pilgrim’s Path across the causeway from Beal to Holy Island, Lindisfarne. It’s approximately 3 miles of walking barefoot across muddy, soggy, wet sands, following the guide poles that mark the route. Along the way we encountered a seal sanctuary nearby (see vid), theContinue reading “St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 4 (Final Day)”

St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 3

Today we were joined by the girls Godmother and my best friend Lisa and hubby Dave and their dog Lola. We walked from Old Hazelrigg, past St Cuthbert’s Cave and onto Fenwick. Approx 5 miles today. Lots of fun had on the way, including Koda’s first encounter with a cow close up, some meandering alongContinue reading “St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 3”

St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 2

Day 2 we set off on the route from Kirk Yetholm to Hethpool. We began with quite a long climb of 297m from Halterburn around Green Humbleton and eventually down to Hethpool. Lots of sheep with lambs up on the hills which kept Koda entranced. After walking through a so called ‘wood’ (all trees havingContinue reading “St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 2”

St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 1

End of Day 1 St Cuthberts Way. Saw two abbeys (from outside as closed due to Covid restrictions 😓😓); visited one beautiful old Kirk in Bowden (that’s a church for the sassanachs reading this!), visited William Wallace monument which took me back to my Higher History studies in Scotland….. later we encountered a few cowsContinue reading “St Cuthbert’s Way – Day 1”

Quest for Spirituality

Travel with me on this journey. Travel light. Enjoy! My journey begins at Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD. I will be walking (mostly) from there to Lindisarne ( Holy Island) off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine. Then I willContinue reading “Quest for Spirituality”