Slow Journeys: The Pleasures of Travelling by Foot

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 350 pages
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A slow ramble through the French countryside perhaps, or a tramp along New Zealand's Milford Track, or maybe an indulgent luxury walk in Tasmania? Gillian Souter helps you plan and prepare to make those dreams a reality. While focusing on a comfortable approach to walking on path rather than off track, staying in simple accommodation rather than camping, enjoying a glass of wine with dinner instead of purifying your drinking water Slow Journeys is generous in its whimsical considerations and observations of the joys of taking a long walk. It also offers practical information on the hurdles all walkers face, including preparing your itinerary, choosing kit, preventing blisters and mastering the intricacies of navigation. So put on your boots, hoist your pack and head off down that winding track to discover the pleasures of travelling by foot.
 

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An entirely entertaining and humorous account of Gillian's Journeys all over the world and her best advice if we'd wanna follow in her footsteps.. Definately an encouraging and inspiring lady and i enjoyed her stories and lighthearted view of the worlds best walks, even the ones she found herself.. :D 

Contents

Why walk far?
1
Spoilt for choice
16
Finding your stride
28
Setting the scene
45
Where in the world?
59
Planning an itinerary
75
Keeping company
97
Kit and caboodle
108
Weathering well
186
Health hazards
200
Walking etiquette
217
Along the way
228
Recording the walk
247
Regaining civilisation
263
Perambulations
269
Acknowledgements
282

Sustenance
129
Seeking shelter
145
Finding the way
159
Obstacles and aids
175
Back Cover Material
283
Index
285
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Gillian Souter is author of more than 20 books, including craft titles for both children and adults. Her earlier books of cross stitch designs based on storybook characters were hugely successful. And with that experience as a guide, she has now produced her first cross stitch book based on her own illustrations. Gillian currently lives in Lewisham, New South Wales with her husband, John, where she runs her own publishing company.

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