Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Faith , Walks

Iona Pilgrimage

Here's a walk I've done a few times before: the Iona Community's pilgrimage round the island of Iona.

cross.jpg Distance: 6.9 miles
Ascent: unknown
Duration: 6 hours 17 minutes

What made today's Pilgrimage different to all the others was Alastair McIntosh, once business adviser to the Iona Community. At each stop after we'd heard from a current member of the Resident Group, Alastair would breathe fresh life into the surroundings. From fairy hills ("the only difference between fairies and angels is altitude") to the Nunnery's Sheela Na Gig; from encouraging us to walk bare-footed across the Machair to waking the rocks in the marble quarry with his thundering cry, this was a walk like no other.


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