Walking the Coast to Coast - The Hard Way: a travelogue
In the summer of 2011, Welsh exile Roger Morgan was looking for a challenge with which to celebrate his 60th birthday. Despite not having any sort of background in walking, he elected to attempt Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk with a friend. Carrying all their gear, including tents, sleeping bags, etc., every step of the way, their aim was to complete the walk in ten days or less. Accompanied by a host of magnificent photographs, this travelogue is the story of how they got on, and the people, pubs and pains they encountered along the way.
The drop of water on the tongue, writes Gillian Clarke, 'was the first word in the world', and the language of water is the element in which these poems live. Ocean currents create histories and cultures - the port cities of Cardiff and Mumbai; myths are born where great rivers have their source high in the mountains. A bottle of spring water…
Roger Morgan is a retired P.E. teacher from Belper, Derbyshire. He is married, with three grown-up children and two grandchildren. He has been a member of Camra since the late 70s, and in May 2012 was awarded the title 'Most Eccentric Life Story 2012' by the illustrious Eccentric Club in London. He has written several quiz ebooks for Amazon in the 'Quizmaster' series.
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