The Resource Walking the Hexagon : an Escape Around France on Foot, (ebook)

Walking the Hexagon : an Escape Around France on Foot, (ebook)

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Walking the Hexagon : an Escape Around France on Foot
Title
Walking the Hexagon
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an Escape Around France on Foot
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eng
Summary
Why would a man retire from his job and take off on a unique 4,000-mile walk around France? What possessed him to wear out his sixty-year-old hips and knees when he could spend a comfortable retirement at home? In this fascinating book Terry Cudbird reveals the obsession which is long distance walking--the intoxicating freedom to go where you want, the escape from the complications and paraphernalia of everyday life, the unpredictable encounters. His itinerary covered the six sides of the French hexagon. In a year's walking he passed through the Pyrenees, the Languedoc, Provence, the Alps, the Jura, Alsace, Lorraine, Picardy, Normandy, Brittany and Aquitaine. En route he discovered the astonishing variety of France's regions; their culture, history, languages, architecture and food. He passed through cities and hamlets, idyllic mountains and bleak plains, the heat of Le Midi and the cold of Le Nord. The author relates the highs and lows of a sometimes gruelling trek: the dramatic changes in landscape, the unexpected acts of kindness but also the guard dogs, snorers in hikers' refuges, storms, man-eating insects, blisters, exhausted limbs, lack of water and a rucksack which was always too heavy. Most important, he met hundreds of French people, many with an unusual outlook on life and interesting stories to tell: hermits, hippies, pilgrims, monks and farmers to name but a few. He made some lasting friends. Terry Cudbird's journey is rich in incident and observation. It is ..
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Midwest
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Cudbird, Terry
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914.404841
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non fiction
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  • Walking
  • France
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adult
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Walking the Hexagon : an Escape Around France on Foot, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781908493705
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11472271
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remote
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11472271
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MWT11472271
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Walking the Hexagon : an Escape Around France on Foot, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781908493705
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11472271
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11472271
System control number
MWT11472271
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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