Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"...out like a lion"

Tuesday 3rd April 2012

March, true to form, "in like a lamb and out [3 days late] like a lion"
Ewes show the benefit of a traditional drystone wall for shelter
Driving to Woodburn, I worried for the farmers and their lambs born in unseasonably warm weather last week.  I also felt sorry for the Northern Cross pilgrims on the Carlisle leg of the Holy Week pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.  Last night they slept in Wark Town Hall.  Today they arrived cold and wet at All Saints for soup and sandwiches.
Round the same font as for the baptism two days ago
After refreshments and a short service, they set out again to walk on to Otterburn.
Leaving All Saints, Woodburn
They should reach Lindisfarne in time to celebrate Easter there.
Pilgrims on their way
Next year Easter is earlier and they start on 22nd March [see http://www.northerncross.co.uk/]  Perhaps the weather will be warmer!

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