Author: Joyce Mackie
Summary: This inspiring memoir traces the 184-mile solo walk taken by a sixty-nine year old woman as she follows the Thames River from its source in the Cotswolds to its estuary at the North Sea. Past picturesque locks, breathtaking vistas, and ancient sites in the charming
English countryside, then through the more populated areas of Oxford, Henley, Windsor, and London, this journey of adventure and self-mastery will capture your imagination and send you off to plan a journey of your own.
Totally lost on the first day of her walk and failing to reach her destination before dark, she struggles to stay calm each day and deal with uncertainty and the unexpected—falling backwards into a bed of brambles, threading her way through a herd of cattle on deserted miles of countryside, and discovering one day that the Path was closed due to hoof and mouth disease.
“History buffs will delight in the book’s historical details”, says one reader. And they will enjoy the author’s perspective on famous sites of London—Soho, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London. Hikers will be pleased with the travel tips, and a list of what to pack. Whether you decide to walk the Path, or are content to enjoy the tale from your armchair, you will want to select this book now. Source: amazon.com
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