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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In the second story, the author and Boogie take a rowing boat along the Thames, from London to its source in the wilds of Wilts/Glos - also an enjoyable light read only slightly marred by the introduction of a repellent love interest!

Not only does Mark Wallington's writing just reflect the mentality of every dog owner he gives such a rich characterisation to Boogie the dog that makes him just as relateable.But the difference between this trip and any other I've been on is that although I know I did learn a lot about myself, now I'm back I can't for the life of me remember what it was. It’s more about mark than boogie , that’s the only disappointing part about this book, I would like to have got my idea of the character of the dog. Three Points of the Compass is not a particularly doggy type chap, nor is this book particularly well written. I would recommend this book to anyone that needs to escape to abit of comedy and simplicity and i can promise it wont fail to put a smile on your face.

I found this a very enjoyable read, funny in places, and a great advocate for the places the author has visited. This book inspired Radnor Winn to walk the South West Coast Path and her subsequent book, The Salt Path, transformed her life. First they had to survive against all odds as they embarked on a heroic journey up hill and down dale, with rucksacks full of Kennomeat, along Britain's longest coastal footpath - from Somerset to Devon, from Cornwall to Dorset. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition.Travels with Boogie is a witty and fascinating account of a mismatched couple and of the people they meet and places they visit. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. At first glance 500 Mile Walkies may seem a little ephemeral and lacking in observational muscle, however the author had a perceptive eye for what mattered most and makes light of what must have, at times, been a demanding walk. Raynor Winn mentions it in The Salt Path as being a book she’d read years before starting out on her own walk along the path. 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.

I really enjoyed this book I didn't realise you had 12 layers of skin on your nose I bet that was really sore. I have read and re-read this light hearted adventure, one of the best as far as easy reading goes this is the type of book that makes you casually wonder if your capable of walking the path yourself, and where you would borrow a dog from if you did decide to do this? Along comes Boogie, his mate's dog, who is used to London, is 100% Mongrol and prefers concrete to grass.

No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.

Really interesting to read about the villages and coastline on your 500 Mile walk, I would watch it if it was a film or even a series. The first story is a light-hearted travel tale of the author's walk round the Devon/Cornwall coastline, with an introduction to the inimitable Boogie, both right up my street. The dog is question is small and disreputable and wedded to city life - think Discworld's Gaspode but without the brains.It gets a bit boring to hear yet again how awful Boogie is but there is also something charming about the inner journey the author travels. I laughed out loud, perhaps because I've walked a long distance trail, or perhaps because I walk with a dog, or perhaps, this fella just has a humorous way of seeing things. The humorous travel book we've been waiting for' DAILY MAIL) In BOOGIE UP THE RIVER, man and dog take to the water to trace the source of the Thames in a siff of the same vintage as Three Men in a Boat. Not exactly as Mark had planned, however: this time his companion was to be the delectable Jennifer - but she was held up at the office, and when Boogie was dropped off at the kennels the other dogs complained.



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