Coast to Coast Way – Chapter 79

We are walking across England on the Coast to Coast Way. Today we walk from Littlebeck to Robin Hood’s Bay, the final day of our hike.

We stand in front of the “Hermitage,” a shelter carved from solid rock in 1799.

I read Chapter 79 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell.

“Failure is an opportunity.

If you blame someone else,

there is no end to the blame.”

“Therefore the Master

fulfills her own obligations

and corrects her own mistakes.”

We see the ocean!

We are walking toward Robin Hood’s Bay, beside the North Sea.

Our Coast to Coast Walk is almost over.

Soon we will see Robin Hood’s Bay.

Not yet.

There it is!

We arrive and go down to the sea.

“She does what she needs to do

and demands nothing of others.”

We look down from the window of our lodge room.

The Coast to Coast Way is 192 miles from St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay.

View from the window of our lodge.

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