One of the traditions on the Coast to Coast walk is to dip the toes of your boots into the Irish Sea at St. Bee’s and to pick up a small stone. You carry the stone all 190 miles to Robin Hood’s Bay where you dip the toes of your boots into the North Sea and toss your pebble into the sea.
Well, we are going to ramp up that tradition. Just for fun, we will add the step of dipping our toes into Puget Sound in Mukilteo and picking up a stone. We will carry that stone to St. Bees and toss it into the Irish Sea, at which point we will pick up another stone to carry to Robin Hood’s Bay.
So here we are in Mukilteo, dipping out toes into Puget Sound and choosing our pebble. From sea to shining sea…to shining sea.
I received some responses to my last post that the map was hard to read. Sorry about that. Here is a better option. Follow this link to the Wikipedia article and you can see maps and pictures. This should do the trick. Click HERE for Wikipedia article.
Make sure to take the pebbles out of your shoes before you start.
Uh, I thought that was where we were supposed to carry the pebbles?
Aw…I love that tradition! I’m thinking I’ll dip my toes in the water of our Camano Island Beach and find a rock to carry with me on my walks while praying for you both for safety and treasured time.
Sue, that is so sweet. Thank you so much for the prayers. Remember to pick a small rock!!
I am so proud of you two. If that is a proper way of saying I think you are amazing. I love reading about your adventures. I hope when you get home, we all can get together, like old times, and share your experience. And we will tell you about an assume wedding we went to while you were away. God Bless you both on your travels and look forward to following your adventure.