Five Hundred Mile Walkies: One Man and a Dog Versus the South-west Peninsular Path

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Five Hundred Mile Walkies: One Man and a Dog Versus the South-west Peninsular Path

Five Hundred Mile Walkies: One Man and a Dog Versus the South-west Peninsular Path

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I would have liked a bit more about Boogie and his misadventures, but all in all, it was a good read. Three decades later, I'm chortling over this book at a second-hand book stall and the nice lady in charge lets me have it for free.

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Mile Walkies, Mark Wallington, First published by Hutchinson 1986, my edition published by Arrow 1987. A light and amusing read, describing the walk of Mark and his borrowed dog Boogie around the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Poole Harbour. Although no great heights are reached, there is constant downhill and uphill along steep clifftop paths which frequently descend down to sea level. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.Mile Walkies' tells of how the author decided to walk from Minehead to Poole, following the coast line through Devon, Cornwell and Dorset. Years ago I would have awarded it 5 stars but it is now at times shockingly dated and Mark comes across as a very careless dog owner, as perhaps people were in 1986. I've walked many different stretches of the Path over the years and it was a pleasure to read about the areas I knew, as well as the sections that were new to me, such as the parts in Dorset. In 500 MILE WALKIES Mark and Boogie tackle Britains longest coastal footpath - from Somerset to Devon, from Cornwall to Dorset. Three Points of the Compass sets out on a winter wander from London to Birmingham along the Grand Union Canal.

I’m currently doing a virtual walk along the South West Coast Path (I’ve just walked around the Lizard peninsular) and so have revisited The Salt Path, and read this as being topical to my virtual walk. THE BOOK Omnibus edition of Mark Wallington's two humour/travel classics featuring the much-loved Boogie. Travels with Boogie is a witty and fascinating account of a mismatched couple and of the people they meet and places they visit.What 500 Mile Walkies is, is a diverting, humorous, affectionate and self-deprecating account of Mark’s walk with possibly the worst, and best, canine companion it is possible to borrow from a friend relieved to be shot of his pet for a few weeks. His descriptions of Boogie made me laugh, especially when everyone kept patting him on the head, and commenting on his appearance. Their titanium Siphon has its faults, but these are mostly balanced out by simplicity, small size, light weight, robustness and performance. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition.

I have found it an amusing read thanks to mark’s way of telling his adventure from Cornwall up to the Thames .

Boogie - flatulent, streetwise yet still lovable; Mark Wallington -the natural successor to Jerome K Jerome. Three Points of the Compass dives into the history of a post box originally destined for overseas but instead found its way on to British streets. Three Points of the Compass is not a particularly doggy type chap, nor is this book particularly well written. For those wanting both a stove and light that will operate off a small gas canister, Coleman once produced what was probably the lightest lantern option.



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