Day 16 – Kirtlebridge to Lockerbie
As I have damaged my leg with a shin splint, I took the shortest route today, rather than the nicest route I had planned. I was alone, as since coming to Scotland I have had no help with pulling or carrying Clarion.
At a couple of primary schools the children came out to see me and I spoke to them for a while. At Hoddon school I was shown the lovely drawings the children had done of Clarion.
To date, 3 songs have been composed about Clarion and the Pilgrimage! And Clarion was on the front page of the Scottish Times.
I don’t have any pictures en route today as I was strapped to Clarion, but many of you have been concerned about the gradual deterioration of Clarion’s right back knee and there are pictures of the radical surgery I had to perform below. Many heartfelt thanks to Lockerbie Academy for giving us a private room for bear repair this evening. You’ll be glad to know that Clarion is now as good as new.