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8 CANOE PILGRIMS COMING

IGHT Spanish university stu

dents who made a pilgrimage to Rome last year by canoe across the Mediterranean arc to make another canoe pilgrimage this summer— this time to Dublin. They will leave San Sebastian in two canoes on July 3, paddle up the French coast, cross the English Channel to Bristol, and then go on to Dublin, where they expect to arrive early in August. The pilgrimage was suggested, it is understood, by two Bishops, one Irish and one Australian, who were in Rome when the students made their pilgrimage last year to be received by the Pope. In charge of the two canoes will be Hernando Calleja, a one-legged student. Each canoe, made of aluminium-magnesium alloy, weighs about 130 lb. They are about 30 ft. long and 3 ft. in beam. Four men will travel in each canoe.

The 1,500-mile trip will be undertaken in 25 stages, each of about 60 The miles. T students expect to do about 14 hours' paddling on each day of the voyage. spend They plan to end a week in Ire land, and will visit Britain and France On their way home to Spain.




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