The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2019

Day 5: Caistor to Brigg

A predominantly flat walk, much across open fields with far-reaching vistas, interspersed with occasional copses and village lanes. The Viking Way forms the morning route all the way to built-up Barnetby le Wold. After lunch, we take varied paths with diverse features as well as more fields to reach Wrawby, finally meeting the residential roads of Brigg to our destination. During the day we pass through 8 or 9 places ending in "by": meaning farmstead/village/settlement in the Nordic language. Nearly all have churches! We start early to enable us to get to the lunch stop before they stop serving food. There is a prayer stop and two drinks stops in the morning, then a late lunch and a shorter afternoon, with a prayer stop, aiming to arrive late afternoon in Brigg.


Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 5


In a time warp, Chris, last seen on the pilgrimage in the 80s, has materialised in 2019 and is van loading John Chenery


Memorable night on stage sleeping at Caistor Town Hall


St Thomas More RC Church in Caistor looks tiny John Chenery


Inside, St Thomas More is L-shaped John Chenery


Final hymn "Freely, Freely" John Chenery


Red and blue candles John Chenery


looking back towards Caistor John Chenery


En route to Brigg!


Michael preaches to his flock John Chenery


John Chenery


Hazel is dermined to buy 2 mugs. Shop is shut so Bruce rang owner who opened up in Caistor hbuxton


Hazel is dermined to buy 2 mugs. Shop is shut so Bruce rang owner who opened up in Caistor hbuxton


Hazel is dermined to buy 2 mugs. Shop is shut so Bruce rang owner who opened up in Caistor hbuxton


All Hallows, Clixby John Chenery


Inside Clixby church John Chenery


All Saints, Grasby John Chenery


Spirituality of exile: Lutz spoke of Syrians in Germany and Hilda amongst the pagans. John Chenery


St Nicholas, Searby John Chenery


Pilgrims on the balcony John Chenery


Poppies in a field Adilz, Fred (KWLWG)


My hat is enjoying the day. John Chenery


View from the Searby balcony John Chenery


Waterproofs on for the first time this year John Chenery


The Whistle and Flute, Barnetby le Wold. Lunch. John Chenery


John Chenery So sorry I couldn’t be with you, especially today. Love & Prayers. Danny Danny Thomas


Bruce and Hazel resting after a massive shop hbuxton


An amaizing walk through a field (corny joke!) Tony Milner


Close encounter with a one-carriage "train" John Chenery


Close encounter with a many-carriage train John Chenery


Wrawby windmill John Chenery


St Mary, Wrawby John Chenery


St Mary, Wrawby. Sarah reads poems by Malcolm Guite. John Chenery