We walk from Richmond, North Yorkshire, to Danby Wiske, on the Coast to Coast Way, walking across England.
We walk across the Richmond Bridge.
I read Chapter 73 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell.
“The Tao is always at ease.”
“It overcomes without competing,”
“answers without speaking a word,”
“arrives without being summoned,”
We walk past a quarry.
“accomplishes without a plan.”
We arrive at St. Mary’s Church, in Catterick — parish church of Henry Jenkins, who died at the remarkable age of 169 and of George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore, founder of the Maryland, USA.
“Its net covers the whole universe.”
“And though its meshes are wide,”
“it doesn’t let a thing slip through.”
We walk past sheep.
We walk down a long country road.
We arrive at Danby Wiske. We are 60 miles from Robin Hoods Bay, the end point of the Coast to Coast Way.