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: 4065


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.

The Coast Road

Cliff Hardy 27

Author: Peter Corris

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741143843

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4318


Wealthy Frederick Farmer died when his weekender burned to the ground. Death by accident, the police found. But his daughter, Dr Elizabeth Farmer, a feisty academic who resembles the younger Germaine Greer, hires Cliff Hardy to investigate. Is her only motive jealousy of her father's attractive second wife, now very rich? Hardy's search takes him from the Illawarra escarpment to Wollongong and Port Kembla, and the police are far from co-operative as he tries to unravel the truth. He has his hands full when a panic-stricken call leads to a second case the search for the precocious daughter of Marisha Karatsky, an exotic, dark-eyed interpreter who gets well and truly under Hardy's guard. Hardy has narrow escapes and people die as his probing hits nerves. Corrupt cops, compromised insurance agents, feral bikies as well as a few good guys are drawn into the maelstrom. Hardy battles on through personal turmoil and vicious opposition with all outcomes uncertain and justice a remote ideal. 'I don't know how many Cliff Hardy novels there are, but there aren't enough.' - Kerry Greenwood, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. 'Hardy is a wonderful creation still, under Corris's magisterial narrative control, capable of those odd echoes and resonances, the elegiac interludes, that characterise the best crime writing.' - Graeme Blundell, THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN. 'There has been no more efficient, entertaining and amusing writer of detective thrillers in Australia than Peter Corris.' - THE AGE.

The Coast Road Home

Author: Vickie McKeehan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781086243703


Page: 396

View: 5069


Three years ago, it was a beautiful March Saturday in New Glarus, Wisconsin. The sun was out. The day, a chilly prelude to spring. Divorced mom, Marley Lennox, wanted nothing more than to spend time with her two kids at the family farm, a peaceful setting outside town. They'd all been looking forward to helping tend to the newborn calf and spending a quiet weekend in the countryside.But then the shooter showed up, armed to the teeth and ready to kill. The massacre lasted less than ten minutes, but the damage had been done. Marley's entire family had been wiped out, gone forever.Shaken, and suffering from survivor's guilt, Marley's life is spiraling downward. After three years of trying to leave the past behind, she realizes she needs to get out of Wisconsin and start over, otherwise she'll go mad. But where does she go? She decides she needs an adventure, a road trip to get her head on straight and give her time to think about her next step.When a car accident lands her in Pelican Pointe, she's forced to stay until she's healed. But after meeting her doctor, Gideon Nighthawk, things start happening fast, feelings surface that she never expected to feel again, feelings she thought were gone for good. But is she really ready to start her life over? Or will she forever live in the shadow of guilt? Will Gideon be enough to help her turn her life around? Or will she always feel trapped in a never-ending circle filled with grief and anger?

Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

California, Oregon & Washington

Author: Ian Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 163121893X

Category: Travel

Page: 375

View: 7760


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: 783


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: 7953


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.

Pacific Coast Highway: Traveler's Guide

Author: Tom Snyder

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466868341

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 7427


Pacific Coast Highway Before gridlocked freeways and jumbo jets, the West Coast was a region of friendly towns and secluded coves, with 1,800 miles of winding and scenic roadway. It still is! Join Tom Snyder for another two-land adventure--from California's strands and the tumbled shoreline of Oregon, through Washington's lush rain forests. Detailed directions make traveling either up or down the coast easy. Explore more than 390 special places, like Port Townsend, where Snow Falling on Cedars and An Officer and a Gentleman were filmed. Discover over 100 restaurants and romantic hideaways, from pizza parlors to a cozy inn with a wine list of 2,000 vintages. Find near-secret beaches, where you can still park free right along the old highway and wade straight into the ocean.

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: 7264


“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.”

Cycling the Coast to Coast Route

Whitehaven to Tynemouth

Author: Nicolas Simon Mitchell

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781785000072

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 144

View: 3329


The 137-mile Coast to Coast Route (C2C) was the first national cycle route in Britain and has become the most popular long-distance cycle ride in the country. Tackling the route over five days is a marvelous mini-adventure that should appeal to all sorts of cyclists. Every stage of the route, from Whitehaven on the west coast of Northern England to Tynemouth in the east, is described by author Nicolas Mitchell through fascinating accounts of its rich industrial heritage and details of the many opportunities to explore its glorious natural history. The guide includes route maps and elevation charts indicating the ascent and descent; full-color and archive photographs of all the sights along the way; detailed listings of accommodation, places to eat and drink, and local bike shops; and finally, advice on how to prepare yourself and your bike for the trip.