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Pilgrim Adventure

Monday 18th February 2019
Carole Hodgkins

The hills of grey-blue erstwhile were green,
The pilgrims walked onwards through heather's mauve screen.
Some changed, some silent - over rocks and bog plough
While their spirit soars heavenward knowing that
Heaven is now!

Ragged robin and orchid bring joy to the eye,
Mosses, so green and springy 'neath our feet lie.
The deer on the hillside, the stags on the brow,
Convince me more strongly
Heaven is now!

The mysterious water hides Neptune's dark world,
The whale and the o er glide 'neath ripples froth-furled.
The Lord shares our travail, this I avow,
And His glory in flowers and His people reveals -
Heaven is now!

Carole travelled for the first time with Pilgrim Adventure in 1996.
The above was written on the island of Mull during 'Walking to An Island,' a journey from Applecross in Wester Ross, to the island of Iona.