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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It is the account of an (at first) inept young man walking the Southwest coastal path along with a singularly unattractive dog. I have walked sections of the coast path myself and can vouch that it is spectacular with constantly changing seascapes and countryside, and challenging if you do more than a few miles of it. It is said if you do the entire path, the total height climbed is four times the height of Everest, yet it is very accessible and there are plenty of characterful pubs close to the path at which to enjoy a well earned meal and a drink.

It is singularly unpleasant to be around (its owners break up and fight over who doesn't get to keep it), largely due to the fact that Boogie's one great talent in life is a hideous, nuclear-level flatulence and Wallington has to share a tent with it.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Two books in one, I enjoyed the walk around the South West Coastpath more than the rowing up the Thames river. 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.

Mile Walkies, Mark Wallington, First published by Hutchinson 1986, my edition published by Arrow 1987. It is now measured at 630 miles, though on this latest re-read, having now started to walk the Path myself, I notice much more how many buses, cars and other short-cuts he takes. A gentle meander around the south west peninsular with one man and his dog during the period of time when the rest of England was getting all agitated about a few wind swept sheep farms in the South Atlantic. In the second book, I found Jennifer annoying and cruel - I hope that it is true just so she can read it and see what a bitch she comes across as. I would have liked a bit more about Boogie and his misadventures, but all in all, it was a good read.This is a nice restful, mildly amusing story of a man and a dog trekking along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall. Again, from having no idea how to skull an ancient skiff, he soon settles into the routine of raising with the dawn (or some time in the morning), skulling gently for a few miles and whiling away his time chatting to lock-keepers and studying the wildlife. A well written and humorous book about one man’s travels with an urban dog along the SW Coast Path, mostly living on Heinz soup and Kennomeat!



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