As our pilgrimage draws to a close, the sun shone on us again! Having said that, as we headed off to church this morning it was still raining!
Church was at St. Martin of Tours in Edinburgh, the church that I pretty much grew up in and my Dad was the rector. The sermon was given by Michele and Iona who did a marvelous job of presenting who we were, where we are from, what we were doing, what we had to do to get here, and what we learned along the way. There sermon was much appreciated by the congregation and their fellow pilgrims.
After church we walked to my parents hours for lunch. Mum laid on a very fine spread and Dad provided entertainment. Again a great time was had by all – Thanks!!
We then walked some more up to the Union Canal were we boarded the Kelvin and the Kelvin II for a short trip into the centre of Edinburgh. It’s a great way to travel and a unique perspective on the city. The restoration work that has been done on the canal now allows for travel by boat all the way from Edinburgh to Glasgow. From there we jumped in a taxi all the way up to the castle.
There were many hugs exchanged on the castle esplanade, for two reasons: 1. there were folks wandering around giving out free hugs (Iona seemed to be on of their main customers) and 2. It was here that Sister BJ left us to head back to Delaware (she has a flight back from Glasgow tomorrow to Philly and we are flying from Edinburgh to Newark