Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Carpe Diem #1739 St Cuthbert's Way (Scotland)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode in this month full of the diversity of pilgrimages around the world. Today I have chosen a pilgrimage in Scotland. This pilgrimage route was established in the late nineties.

St. Chuthbert's Way (Scotland):

Bridging the national border between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine. Although inspired by St. Cuthbert, this is far more than a pilgrimage route.

St. Cuthbert's Way (Scotland)

Look at the above photo made somewhere along St. Cuthbert's Way ... isn't it wonderful? St. Cuthbert's Way ends on "Holy Island" and I remember that we have had a prompt about "Holy Island" at my personal weblog "Chèvrefeuille's Haiku blog". So I revisited that episode to share a redone cascading haiku into tanka:

painted on rocks
the devote Buddhist monk
Holy Isle
the Kagyan Tradition
painted on rocks

© Chèvrefeuille (2012)

Maybe a little bit strange but on "Holy Island" you can find a Buddhistic Monastery. To read the post on my personal weblog you can click HERE or HERE.

This episode is NOW OPEN and will remain open until September 10th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... be inspired and have fun!

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