Wednesday, June 01, 2005

I spent last weekend on pilgrimage, walking the 72 miles from London to Canterbury with about 80 or 90 other folk. As well as a pilgrimage this was also a sponsored walk to raise money for St Martins Connection, a charity that works for the homeless in London. Four days of tramping, starting in Trafalgar Square, toiling down the Old Kent Road in Friday's boiling heat, regularly refreshed with tea and cakes by the WI or the Church of England along the way, stopping overnight at churches or (on Saturday) a priory, having our feet lovingly cared for every day by a team of podiatrists (angels from God!), and finally braving Monday's thunderstorms before our first glorious sight of Canterbury Cathedral in the distance. It was a great trip, and I met lots of great people along the way. My legs are slowly healing up now, and I can almost walk without a limp today. These are a couple of sketches I did at rest stops, and here is my photo gallery of the journey.

4 comments:

Gavin said...

Those are really very nice. Looks like a laugh! Ever thought of doing the Cross-carrying pilgramage? Looks hardcore.

Peter said...

Thanks Gavin. They were done in a rush - often get my best drawings done under pressure.
Carrying water and a waterproof was quite hardcore enough thanks!

William said...

The pictures are great, as is the layout of your photos, what are you using to publish them?

Peter said...

Thanks William. I use Adobe PhotoShop Album, which is an excellent program for organising your digital photos.