Heart-stopping action…and heartwarming romance! Rebecca Reed and Bill (Mac) MacKenzie have nothing in common…except their desire to run the Yukon Quest. She's an experienced musher who knows only too well how humbling the northern landscape can be. She understands that the Quest—from Whitehorse, in the Yukon, to Fairbanks, Alaska, across a thousand miles of frozen trails—will take every ounce of strength and skill. He's a cheechako, who doesn't know a dog harness from a doghouse. He's come north for a year to take care of his brother's dog team—and to escape his past. To Rebecca, his decision to run the Quest is not only arrogant, it's dangerous. Race day arrives, and Mac and Rebecca struggle against the harsh elements. One night, in a fierce snowstorm, Rebecca and her team are blown over the mountain, and only the courage of the cheechako—the man she's beginning to love—can save her.
Author : Danny Bernstein
ISBN : 9781614238751
Genre : Travel
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The Mountains-to-Sea Trail shows off the most spectacular, historic and quirky elements of the North Carolina landscape. Stretching one thousand miles from Clingmans Dome in the Smokies to Jockey's Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, the route takes in Fraser fir trees and pelicans, old grist and textile mills, working cotton and tobacco farms, Revolutionary War sites and two British cemeteries complete with Union Jacks. The trail is half on footpaths and half on back roads, offering experiences not only in nature but also in small towns, at historic monuments, in family cemeteries and in local shops. Author Danny Bernstein has taken it all in and shares her knowledge for those who might follow in her footsteps.
Mail Order Bride: If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride - An English woman, first a scullery maid then an indentured servant in New York, escapes to become a mail ordered bride thanks to the assistance of a young nun. Mail Order Bride: Pregnant & Widowed & Headed For The Gentleman Farmer In Montana - An English woman, recently widowed and pregnant, decides to head for a farmer in Montana that she’s been corresponding with. Cynthia The Spaniard & Diego Her Rancher - A woman’s father sends her off via a matchmaker to a man with a castle in New Mexico. Abandoned By The Wagon Train: A Story of Survival & Faith -- is about a teacher who needs to find a new job because her schoolhouse is being torn down.
A lot of water passed under - and often over - the Obsidienne before it was safely home in Australia. This is a personal account of that journey, from the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal, and across the Pacific Ocean; it is a story of one man's dream - and of one woman's determination to help him achieve it.
Author : Leon McCarron
ISBN : 9781786732842
Genre : Travel
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There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it.From Jerusalem, McCarron followed a series of wild hiking trails that trace ancient trading and pilgrimage routes and traverse some of the most contested landscapes in the world. In the West Bank, he met families struggling to lead normal lives amidst political turmoil and had a surreal encounter with the world's oldest and smallest religious sect. In Jordan, he visited the ruins of Hellenic citadels and trekked through the legendary Wadi Rum. His journey culminated in the vast deserts of the Sinai, home to Bedouin tribes and haunted by the ghosts of Biblical history. The Land Beyond is a journey through time, from the quagmire of current geopolitics to the original ideals of the faithful, through the layers of history, culture and religion that have shaped the Holy Land. But at its heart, it is the story of people, not politics and of the connections that can bridge seemingly insurmountable barriers.
Following Dolphins Under My Bed and Turtles in Our Wake comes the third leg of the Claytons' voyage, two early retirees who decided to live life sailing from place to place to fulfil their dream. Told uniquely from the wife's perspective, Sandra Clayton was initially a reluctant sailor, but became a keen yachtswoman by the end of the first book when the couple sailed from the UK to the Mediterranean. In this installment she describes their transatlantic crossing, from Gibraltar via the Atlantic Islands to the Caribbean, and ending up in Fort Lauderdale. Sandra's previous two books have attracted a loyal and growing readership both in the UK and the US, no doubt due to her engaging writing style. A Thousand Miles from Anywhere is a similarly entertaining travelogue about the Claytons' experiences, detailing the wonderful places they visited, the fascinating people they met and the humorous situations they got involved in. Acclaim for Sandra's writing: 'With her eye for detail and vivid descriptions, Sandra carries the reader with her' - Yachting Life
For a hundred and fifty years, between the plod of packhorse trains and the arrival of the railways, canals were the high-tech water machine driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside, and changed the lives of everyone. And then, just when their purpose was extinguished by modern transport, they were saved from extinction and repurposed as a 'slow highways' network, a peaceful and countrywide haven from our too-busy age. Today, there are more boats on the canals than in their Victorian heyday. Writer and slow adventurer Jasper Winn spent a year exploring Britain's waterways on foot and by bike, in a kayak and on narrowboats. Along a thousand miles of 'wet roads and water streets' he discovered a world of wildlife corridors, underground adventures, the hardware of heritage and history, new boating communities, endurance kayak races and remote towpaths. He shared journeys with some of the last working boat people and met the anglers, walkers, boaters, activists, volunteers and eccentrics who have made the waterways their home. In Britain most of us live within five miles of a canal, and reading this book we will see them in an entirely new light.