The day began with meeting Donna and Michael at the Inverbervie Leisure Centre. It got better with the most helpful and generous Post Master Hugh, his colleague Rhona and the Security Officer (Labrador) Tilly genuinely excited about the walk and donating £10 each.
Met the Walking Group from Fraserburgh, about 40 people most of who would have seen the Queen's coronation, walking from Johnshaven to Inverbervie with great zest for life. It was a joy and blessing to see people choosing life and enjoying the beauty of the Creation. The day began with sunshine but soon the mist covered the face of the earth never lifting.
Between Gourdon and Johnshaven on the Coastal path, there is a wooden bridge. While crossing that bridge I received the news of my dear friend and colleague, Jean Souter, passing away, in to the life of the Risen Christ. I saw her before setting off on the Walk and we shared in the life of the Risen Lord in the Holy Communion. Jean gave me an angel to say that she will walk with me as my Guardian Angel along the way. Now I know she is walking with me in spirit. May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory. Please pray for Dave, Jean's husband and Clair, their daughter.
'Peace be with you, Jean.'
The Coastline from Johnshaven to St Cyrus was beautiful, breath taking and on the cliff edge. In St Cyrus I met one more of my Guardian Angels, Wendy. I met Wendy asking for directions and she most kindly offered me a cup of tea and then walked some distance and then bade farewell. Wendy connected well to the purpose of the Walk, praying and blessing people with the gift of the Risen Christ, Peace be with you.
On arriving at Montrose I met Mike who guided me towards the town centre of Montrose.
We are in Montrose, parked near St Mary's, Scottish Episcopal Church. It is good to see churches in great shape and well used.
Before the ending of the day, Creator of the World we pray ...