Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This is a regular club meeting where visitors are always welcome. Our very own Terry Fuller is our guest presenter for this evening.
Terry is a seasoned traveller, but there are always places to go, people to see. As some of you may know, she went to Mongolia in 2016 to see the Golden Eagle Festival. This year, she has been to Chile, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Borneo, Malaysia, Cambodia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Norway, England, as well as taking some road trips on our own continent. She hopes to add to that list!
The Presentation: The Way of St. James, a Walk to Reflect
Terry turned 70 in 2018, so along with a lifelong friend, who is just 2 weeks older than her, she walked 250 kilometres from Porto, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, following the Portuguese Senda Litoral (Seaside Path). This route follows the beautiful Northern Portuguese coastline, with it’s small charming villages, as well as the bustling city of Vigo,then following the trails of the more rural countryside.
People walk the Caminos for various reasons: with friends, partners, or family to draw them closer together, spirituality, reflections following life changes, physical challenge. People have been walking the Portugues Caminos for centuries.
The Portugues Camino, or the Way of St. James, is named in honour of the Apostle James, the Greater, who preached the message of Christ in Northern Portugal and Galicia. He was martyred in Jerusalem around 40 A.D., and his remains were buried in Libredon, in the Iberian Peninsula.
Terry and Terry met up with other friends in Vigo, Spain, then followed those ancient paths along the coast, some with boardwalks and some well worn woodland paths, through farmland, villages, towns and historic sites until they reached Santiago de Compostela – truly an unforgettable experience for all of them!
You can see some of Terry’s amazing work on her Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/camerai/