Detox from London. No longer confronted with images of succeeds, wealth, consumption, novelty.
Travel light – it is amazing how little you need.
Keep the destination in mind – it gives meaning to the toil. But enjoy the day whatever it beings.
A short history of pilgrimage.
Silence prayer, conversation wrestling with ideas. Eventually peace
Sleep that comes not just from tiredness but from stillness and completion
The absence of boredom. How much of what we do is driven by avoiding boredom.
The pilgrim road is almost forgotten, and is in part a fiction or a romantic ideal. But it is real and ancient and tied together out history. It connects us to who we are and where we come from. It is like the Christian faith.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
Francis of Assisi
Walking is man’s best medicine.
It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.
Pilgrimage to Canterbury
Sun 13 Oct
Clapham Common to Merstham
Redhill Hotel Travel Lodge
Mon 14 Oct Merstham to
Oxted & Otford
The Moorings Hotel
Tue 15 Oct
Otford to Wrotham & Cuxton
Premier Inn Rochester
Wed 16 Oct
Days Inn Maidstone
Roadchef Motorway Service Area M20 Junction 8, Hollingbourne
Thu 17 Oct
137 Bridge St
Twin: £80.00 (cash only)
6 Stour St
£338.25 (c.£170.00 pp)