The Coast Road

A 3,000 Mile Journey Round the Edge of England

Author: Paul Gogarty

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909396133

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 5451


Winner of the 'Travel Narrative Book of the Year' in 2005 by the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW), 'The Coast Road' presents an idiosyncratic and illuminating snapshot of England and what it is to be English today. In this travelogue, award-winning writer Paul Gogarty travels 3,000 miles in a motorhome, exploring intimate coastal communities and ruminating on the future of the English coast. All points of the compass are covered; after an unsettling benediction at Dover's Eastern Docks he travels to Derek Jarman's Dungeness; to rakish Brighton and Madame Rosina's Bournemouth; the mudflats and Arabian sands of the north-west, where he joins a roomful of George Formbys in Blackpool; the now infamous Morcambe Bay; Billy Butlin's Skegness; and a parachuting vicar. The journey comes full circle in the secret creeks of East Anglia. 'The Coast Road' is a warm-hearted tribute to England's coastline written by a romantic spirit who beautifully captures both the idiosyncrasies of the nation and the euphoria of the open road. 'The Coast Road' was also the recent winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers Best Narrative Travel Book Award.

Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

California, Oregon & Washington

Author: Ian Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 163121893X

Category: Travel

Page: 375

View: 7932


Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! 1,700 miles of vibrant cities, coastal towns, and glittering ocean views: Embark on your epic PCH journey with Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 48 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photos throughout Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: Coast by fields of golden California poppies or stop at a seaside grill in Santa Barbara for the best chicharrón and fish tacos you've ever tasted. Marvel at the mystical evergreen giants of the Pacific Northwest, or dance down rainbow-colored streets in San Francisco's Castro district. You'll know exactly what you'll want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow suggestions for spending time in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Local Expertise: Born-and-bred Californian Ian Anderson shares his love of the open road with you Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon California Road Trip or Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon California, Moon Oregon, or Moon Washington.

Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway

Author: Jamie Jensen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1640493832

Category: Travel

Page: 152

View: 9249


The Road Awaits! From the evergreen giants of the Pacific Northwest to the beaches and brews of San Diego, Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway reveals the best of the PCH. Excerpted from Road Trip USA Mile-by-mile highlights so you can make the most of this winding highway through Olympic National Park, Cape Perpetua, Avenue of the Giants, Hearst Castle, and more Driving maps covering 1,500 miles of classic American blacktop, from Oregon's ancient forests down the coast to California's sunny beaches Vintage snapshots, full-color photos, and beautiful illustrations of the West Coast both then and now in a slim, portable guide Local history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities along the route, plus roadside curiosities and worthwhile detours Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the Road! Want more road trips? Criss-cross the country on two-lane highways with the 11 routes in Road Trip USA.

Up and Down California in 1860 1864

The Journal of William H. Brewer

Author: William H. Brewer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520238657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 583

View: 1296


These warmly affectionate letters, presented here in their entirety, paint a vivid picture of California in the mid-nineteenth century, describing the new state in all its spectacular beauty."--BOOK JACKET.

La Nostra Costa (Our Coast)

A Family’s Journey to and From the North Coast of Santa Cruz, California (1923-1983)

Author: Ivano Franco Comelli

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 145205469X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 2608


“I work everyday in these fields, I am ankle-deep in mud, all I smell is pattume, and in a couple of hours il vento will blow dirt and debris in my face. Next month the rains will come; they will soak me through, and I will have to carry those wet sprout sacks up and down these muddy rows. I work ten to twelve hours every day for very little money. My young son is sick and I cannot pay the doctor. My young wife is pregnant and our second baby is on its way. Where will I get the money to feed another mouth? I promised my beautiful wife an easy life in America; all she got was hard work and desperate times. If there is a God up there, why doesn’t he show himself? Why doesn’t he make my son well? Why doesn’t he help me? I need more money! O God, if you are up there, why don’t you wave your hand, and make things better for me?” Not really expecting an answer, the rancere lowered his head and with his shavola slowly returned to working the soil. Then from out of the thick, eerie mist, he thought he heard someone, perhaps a woman, say in a soft and gentle voice: “O rancere mi. Don’t you know? You live su per la costa—not Heaven.”

The Road to Jerusalem

Glubb Pasha, Palestine and the Jews

Author: Benny Morris

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860649899

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7400


This book examines the personal vision of General Sir John Glubb, British pro-Consul in the Middle East and commander of the Arab Legion between 1936-1956. It offers the first in-depth account of Glubb's thinking and actions during 1948, as he led his small army into Palestine and war against Israel. His aims and actions, which lie at the very heart of the controversy between "Old" and "New" historians of the Arab-Israeli conflict, are carefully detailed using, for the first time, contemporary British, Arab Legion, and Israel Defense Forces intelligence sources.

Scenic Routes & Byways California's Pacific Coast

Author: Stewart M. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493004751

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 6285


The best way to enjoy California’s spectacular coastline is to drive it! Packed with information about charming seaside communities and featuring all new photographs, this beautiful four-color guide explores the rugged coast following US 101 and CA 1, from Santa Barbara to the Oregon border. These drives showcase the wonders and mystery of California’s fabled shoreline. Whether you’re looking for a short, one-day jaunt or a week-long tour of the entire coastline, Scenic Routes & Byways California’s Pacific Coast shows you the best places in the area to eat, stay, shop, and play.

Adventure Guide Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska

Author: Ed Readicker-Henderson,Lynn Readicker-Henderson

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588435156

Category: Travel

Page: 458

View: 4913


This guidebook details the history, culture, geography and climate of the Inside Passage and Coastal Alaska. It includes places to stay and eat, sightseeing, land, sea and air tours, nature watching and town walks.

Country Roads of Western BC

From the Fraser Valley to the Islands

Author: Liz Bryan

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1926936833

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 9420


In her third book of off-the-beaten-track explorations of western Canada, Liz Bryan travels scenic roads of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. From country routes winding through the Fraser Valley to forest roads on Vancouver Island leading to coastal settlements such as Zeballos and Telegraph Cove, these journeys celebrate amazing landscapes and trace the early human history of these regions. Since some of coastal BC’s interesting places are accessible only by boat, the book also takes readers on excursions along the fjord-riven coast to such places as Friendly Cove and Sechart Whaling Station. From sandy bays to rocky headlands, quiet farmland to rugged forest, high mountains to rushing rivers, Liz Bryan captures the beauty of western British Columbia.