The Salt Path
Reviewed by TGHQ's Nancy Smith
In this honest and life affirming true story, a couple in their 50s make the sudden decision to brave the elements of the South West Coast Path in a 630-mile hike. Along the way, they discover the healing power of the natural world and learn how to come to terms with grief.
This is a truly moving an inspirational true story about a couple whose world is torn apart in a matter of weeks, leaving them in turmoil and facing an unknown future. Diagnosis with a terminal illness is swiftly followed by the loss of their Welsh Farm. So, penniless and homeless, Raynor and Moth make the impulse and brave decision to walk 630 miles from Somerset to Dorset.
Their journey is filled with as many ups and downs as the undulating cliff-edge route. They live day to day, struggling with the weather, and having no money, no plan and - to all intents and purposes - no future. Wild camping surrounded by some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery in Britain, their trip becomes not just physical, but spiritual.
This is a book of discovery, about how people can show true resilience and success in the face of adversity. It is a joy to read, from the observations on society and the coming to terms with grief, to the beautiful scenery of the South West Coast Path that guides Raynor and Moth through their incredible journey.
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