Experience Of A Lifetime

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SKY-HIGH SELFIE – Pilgrims pause for a selfie at Bom Jesus do Monte (Good Jesus of the Mount) near Braga, northern Portugal. The church is a notable example of pilgrimage site with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 metres and vistas that are, in a word, breathtaking. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

Wow! What a week it was, our visit to Portugal and Spain.

DSC_0635 (3)There are many people for us to thank: Ineke Brinkman of Brinkman Travel in St. Catharines, Notre Dame College School for organizing this pilgrimage/adventure as a way of commemorating its 40th annual pilgrimage last October, teachers Carol Berkhout and Robin Ellis, the ND students and the adults – a great group of 27 in total – with whom we shared the joy, excitement and various discoveries in our travels both in northern Portugal and of course Spain.

Personally, as the experience of a lifetime, this is forever to be remembered: ‘El Camino Es La Meta’ – The Journey Is The Reward.

At the same location, Wellander Lynda Lemon gets ready for a shot of her own.

At the same location, Wellander Lynda Lemon gets ready for a shot of her own.

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