http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35197493 A former physics teacher has completed a 700-year-old pilgrim's journey using only medieval clothing and equipment. Steven Payne began walking from Southampton's Mayflower Park to Canterbury on 16 December, carrying a goodwill message from the Pope. The 52-year-old slept in his cloak, sometimes in fields and hedgerows or in structures built in medieval times. He was greeted by the mayor of Canterbury and canon of the cathedral when he arrived on Tuesday afternoon. As a Medieval historian I admire this guy... and kind of envy him. Must have been a hell of an experience to be able to throw off the shackles of modern life [except for social media, always with the social media!] Even the Pope got on board.