Pilgrimage to Iona: Another Large Day in Skye


Another beautiful day on the Isle of Skye. 

First a walk to a beautiful hidden treasure, the Fairy Glen. Praying the mid morning Office, Terce, as we began our hike, we were reminded:

Having asked for direction and guidance, we pray now to equip ourselves properly for the journey ahead.
  


Hiking in this place of conical hills with grass cascading in folds down the sides amongst sheep, I happened upon three labyrinths.   One was perched on a hillside, and it’s the first labyrinth I’ve walked that made me dizzy while walking.  
 
 
On down the road to Dunvegan for another trek called the Two Churches walk. The hike started at the ruins of St. Mary’s Church (so many churches in ruins I’ve seen have been called St. Mary’s that it’s food for reflection for this rector of a chuch called St. Mary’s on how to keep our parish lively). 
 
We hiked up and down hills, 
through bogs, 
along paths with the last wildflowers of the season, 
  
under cathedrals of pines, 
 
and ended up at a second church.  

Then into town to a lovely cafe for soup and the best scones of the trip. A rabbit trail of conversations with the two women who worked at Blas Cafe concluded with a chat about my daughter and her second cookbook. A proud mother across continents!

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