Short stories, Travel and Health Information
No: 50.: Sunday 27th Sept 2020- Time: 12:00 noon
Prof Sanjiva Wijesinha “My Journey on the Camino and the book it created”
I was introduced by Shihan de Silva who was responsible for getting me to speak to the Society.
My presentation was made using PowerPoint with screen share.
The following comment by the organisers sums up my talk ” He gave an entertaining account of a trek along Spain’s ancient pilgrim trail – the five hundred mile long Camino de Santiago,replete with interesting snippets and anecdotes about the rich ethnic, cultural, military and religious history of Spain. He provided a meticulous insight and perspective of a challenging journey with his son Shivantha along the Camino.
The descriptions of The Way – and of the refugios and other accommodation which Sanjiva and his son Shivantha used – gave a real sense of what it is like to make a six week journey by foot over a five hundred mile trail that traverses the mountains, mesetas and mists of Spain. He spoke of some of the lessons he learnt – including there are times when we have to gracefully accept help offered by others and the benefits of venturing outside your comfort zone. He and Shivantha dealt with a wide range of questions from the participants. There were 60 screens and probably about 85 viewers participating.”
Note: You may have to “wind” the video to start from the beginning – 0.00 seconds – at the bottom left.