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Charles Davis is a former federal law enforcement officer and U.S. Army soldier. In 1999 he moved from the coast of Maine to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, rented a beach house, got a part-time job as a construction worker, and began writing his first novel. The author currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son and dog, where he's working on a second novel set in the hills and endless blue ridges of Virginia, the place he grew up and calls home.
This is beautiful novel seen through the eyes of an eleven year old. We follow him as he struggles to comprehend the love and hate that exists in his small town of Sunnyside. His mother is in jail for shooting and killing his father, she has entrusted his care to an elderly African American called Lacy, against the wishes of Charlieâ€™s prejudice grandfather, and all the while the question of who actually did kill Charlieâ€™s father hangs over them. Reminiscent of To Kill A Mockingbird, this debut novel is an absolute gem. Charles Davis is an author to keep an eye on.
An explanation of changes in US Congress policies that affect the management of rangeland, timber, energy, mineral, and wilderness resources in the West of the country. The contributors examine policy decisions within the context of political, economic and demographic forces.
Revised and updated 4th edition of Walk! La Palma including the latest Tour & Trail Mapping. Walk! La Palma includes 37 fully detailed walking route itineraries. Each walking route itinerary includes:- - walking route summary - ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk - fully detailed walk description, including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress - GPS Waypoints at every key point on every route where there is good gps reception - full colour 1:40,000 scale map of the route - short walk and stroll alternatives There are some easy routes. There are some challenging routes for fit experts. With author/researchers Charles Davis' and Jan Kostura's excellent walk descriptions you'll know which routes are for you - and all of them are a true adventure. The steepest island in the world, the deepest crater, the clearest skies: volcanoes you can climb without being shot into orbit; a subtropical forest minus the slimy things slinking up your trouser leg; black beaches, blue seas, high mountains, vegetation that is literally flamboyant, everything linked by 1080 kilometres of waymarked paths; and all virtually untouched by tourism. If this sounds divine or like some lost paradise, you're not the first to think so, previous commentators have identified La Palma as the prototype for both the Elysian Fields and Atlantis! The fanciful stuff aside, the island is a walker's idyll, utterly tranquil, verdant and almost unspoiled. GPS Waypoint files (in gpx file format) for Walk! La Palma are available as a free zip file download on Discovery Walking Guides website. Synopsis 37 detailed walking route itineraries. Each route includes:- walking route summary; ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk; and more. It also provides background information along with details of accommodation, buses, official walking routes, mountain biking, museums, and information offices.
We celebrate a Costa del Sol that does not correspond to the cliches, a Costa del Sol that is all right rather than all wrong, a playground of green valleys and gilded mountain tops, a hidden idyll unknown to most visitors, a haven for dedicated walkers and adventurous tourists alike, a place in which every nook is graced with some gratifying discovery and every outing is a great adventure. The majority of walks are aimed at the adventurous leisure walker, people who will on the whole have some experience of hiking in mountains, are happy to invest a certain amount of effort for a corresponding reward. Covering the best preserved stretch of coastline, the prettiest villages, and most spectacular mountains, Walk! Costa del Sol explores the Axarquia region east of Malaga, an area blessed with grand summits, dizzying pinnacles, dramatic crags, deep ravines, delightful streams, stunning views, and the finest coves on the Costa del Sol, and all of it knitted together by a network of paths, trails, tracks and lanes so beguiling that walking is by far the best way to explore this lovely landscape. THE COAST: TORRE DEL MAR, TORROX COSTA, NERJA, MARO are well-placed for accessing the itineraries between Canillas de Aceituno and Competa. THE MOUNTAINS: THE SIERRAS DE TEJEDA and ALMIJARA The Sierra is a discrete massif defined by cliffs, gullies and gorges, and culminating in the Iberian Peninsula's westernmost 2000 metre summit (La Maroma, Walk 35), while the Sierra Almijara comprises numerous mini-ranges separated by canyons. The traditional dividing point between the two sierras is Puerto de Competa, which we visit in Walk 36. The joys of these mountains are manifold, including bulbous karstic domes and vertiginous pinnacles, dramatic cliffs draped with ragged crags and grand ridges dominating the glittering blue sea; there are uplands patched with ancient pastures and dotted with the ruins of remote cortijos (farmhouses), there are terraces stippled with olive and almond trees, hillsides swaddled in a buttery blanket of yellow-flowering shrubs, valleys flanked by shady forests of conifer and cork oak, and fabulous ravines twisting between towering chicanes (known as cahorros) and tipping over spectacular waterfalls into deep plunge pools, all accessible within 15 minutes of the coast. THE WHITE VILLAGES The Pueblos Blancos of Andalusia with their whitewashed walls and red-tiled roofs are justly famous and the Axarquia does not disappoint in this respect. The best known pueblos blancos and the main gateway destinations for walkers are Competa and Frigiliana. West of Competa are some of the region's prettiest villages, the two Canillas (Aceituno and Albaida), Sedella, Salares and Archez. Walk! Costa del Sol (Axarquia) together with Costa del Sol Tour & Trail Map will give you a series of adventures you'll never forget.Each walk is fully described and accompanied by a detailed map and colour photos, plus an information bar that helps you easily choose the right routes for you, based on difficulty, distance, time needed, ascents and descents and more.
In 1938 Hitler visits Italy. An expatriate Irish art historian is obliged to guide Mussolini and his guest around the galleries. Half fascinated, half repelled, he watches the tyrants, wrestling with the uneasy conviction that he ought to use the opportunity to "e;do something"e; about them yet lacking the zeal that might transform misgivings into action.Thirty years later, his daughter comes across a compromising clipping showing her father with the dictators. Exposed as a collaborator, the narrator explains what happened, what he did and did not do, and why, revealing in the process the part the girl's mother played in promoting the digestive disorders that were to influence the course of the war.To help his daughter understand, he conjures a time before the crime that would define the century, a time before these men became monsters inflated to fit that crime, showing her the tawdry little people behind the myths, the real Hitler and Mussolini, the Flatulent Windbag and the Constipated Prick.Based on historical events and using the tyrants' own words, Hitler, Mussolini, and Me brings the dictators down to earth, describing the murkier, more scurrilous aspects of their careers, and using jokes and scatology to weave a crazed pathway toward a cracked kind of morality. It is the story of an ordinary man living in extraordinary times-times when being ordinary was an act of rebellion in itself.
Looking for one Mallorca guide book that has all the walking adventures you could want? New for 2014 Walk! Mallorca is your choice. 53 fully detailed walking routes ranging from east strolls up to serious mountain hikes packed into 160 pages that you can fit into your pocket. At just GBP12.99 (or less) don't go to Mallorca without Walk! Mallorca. Charles Davis has selected 53 walks ranging from Peguera in the west, across the Tramuntana to Cap de Formentor in the north east and down to Playa Alcudia to produce his new (2014) Walk! Mallorca. Walks range from family friendly strolls through energetic leisure walking up to big mountain hikes, giving a range of adventures for all walking abilities. Every walking route has; Walking Route Summary; Ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents and Refreshments; Fully detailed walk description with frequent timings to aid navigation; full colour 1:40,000 scale Tour & Trail Map of the route; GPS waypoints for the key points on all routes. Walk! Mallorca routes:- Very Easy Grade 1 walks 1 Calvia: Mirador de n'Alzamora 2hrs 7km circular, 2 Soller Port de Soller 21/4hours 9km circular. 3 Campanet: Font des Ufanes 1hr 4km circular, 4 Port de Pollenca: The Siller Pass 13/4hrs 7km linear. Easy Grade 2 walks 5 Calvia: Pujol des Gats 2hrs 7km linear, 6 Port de Soller: The Ultimate PicnicWalk 31/4hrs 14km linear, 7 Soller: Capelleta & Campo 1.7hrs 6km circular, 8 Sa Calobra: Torrent de Pareis 1.7hr 4km linear. 9 Lluc: Binifaldo 3hrs 11.5km circular. 10 Mortitx: L'Havanor 11/2hrs 6.5km linear. 11 Port de Pollenca: The Boquer Valley 11/2hrs 6km linear. 12 Alcudia: Ses Fontanelles 1.3hrs 7km circular. Leisure Grade 3 walks 13 Peguera: Sa Bruta 1.6hrs 5.5km circular. 14 Puigpunyent: The Cami Vell de Estellencs 21/2hrs 10km circular. 15 Son Marroig: Sa Foradada 11/2hrs 6km linear. 16 Port de Soller: Mirador de Ses Barques fr Coll d'en Marques 13/4hrs 6km circular. 17 Soller: Cami de Castello 21/4hrs 9.5km circular. 18 Cuber: L'Ofre 23/4hrs 10.8km linear. 19 Cuber: Canaleta de Massanella 31/2hrs 11km linear. 20 Sa Calobra: La Mola de Tuent 1hr 2.5km linear. 21 Cala Tuent: Sa Costera 3hrs 10km linear. 22 Bunyola: Penyal d'Honor 31/2hrs 12.5km circular. 23 Orient: Castell d'Alaro 1.7hr 5km linear. 24 Binifaldo: Serra d'en Massot 13/4hrs 5.5km circular. 25 Pollenca: Puig de Maria 1.2 hr 4km linear. 26 Cap de Formentor: El Fumat & Cala en Gossalba 2.2hrs 6km circular. Energetic Grade 4 walks 27 Galilea: Puig de na Baucana 11/4hrs 4.5km linear. 28 Esporles to Banyalbufar via Port d'es Canonge: Cami des Pescadors & Sa Volta des General 4hrs 13km linear. 29 Soller: Three Villages & One Thundering Great Climb 4hrs 14km circular. 30 Cuber: Sa Rateta 31/2hrs 10.5km circular. 31 Cuber: Tossals Verds 4hrs 13km circular. 32 Caimari: Lluc via the Cami Vell & Torrent des Picarols 6hrs 20km circular. 33 Mortitx: Rafal d'Ariant & The Mortitx Gorge 31/2hrs 9.5km linear/circular. 34 Alcudia: Puig Sant Marti 2hrs 6.5km circular. 35 Alcudia: Talaia d'Alcudia 2hrs 8km circular. 36 Cala San Vicenc: La Mola & Puig d'Aguila 3hrs 7km circular. 37 A Great Day Out: Boots, Boats & Trams: Soller to Cala Tuent 41/2hrs 16km linear walk with circular boat-ride return. Top Grade 5 walks 38 Puigpunyent: Galatzo from the South 2.6hrs 8km linear. 39 Esporles: Sa Fita del Ram 4hrs 13km linear. 40 Valldemossa: The Archduke's Path 3.5hrs 13.3km circular. 41 Valldemossa: Teix 4hrs 12km circular. 42 Mirador de ses Barques: Balitx Valley & Torre de na Seca 3hrs 13.5km linear. 43 Orient: Pasture, Passes and a Peak 31/2hrs 12km circular. 44 Binifaldo: Puig Tomir 5hrs 13km circular. 45 Lluc: Massanella 5hrs 11km linear. 46 Alcudia: Talaia de Alcudia & Penya Roja 21/4hrs 8km circular. Linear Walks on the GR221 47 Banyalbufar to Esporles 2hrs 7.7km linear. 48 The Sa Comuna Ridge from Valldemossa 11/2hrs 4km linear. 49 Valldemossa to Deia 3hrs 7.9km linear. 50 Deia to Soller 31/4hrs 12.5km linear. 51 Soller to Tossals Verds & back (2 days) One: 51/4hrs 15.3km linear, Two 43/4hrs 15.8km linear. 52 Cuber to Lluc 4hrs 13.3km linear. 53 Lluc to Pollenca 4hrs 15km linear.
Walk! Costa Blanca Mountains includes 37 fully detailed walking route itineraries. Each walking route itinerary includes:- - walking route summary - ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk - fully detailed walk description, including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress - GPS Waypoints at every key point on every route where there is good gps reception - full colour 1:40,000 scale map of the route - short walk and stroll alternatives There are some easy routes. There are some challenging routes for fit experts. With Charles Davis' excellent walk descriptions you'll know which routes are for you - and all of them are a true adventure. Contents The Author INTRODUCTION: Climbing Into Cliche; a Better Costa Blanca The Terrain, Castles, Arcs & Karst , Pathways to Pleasure, Valls & Sierras Using GPS in the Costa Blanca Symbols Rating Guide Map Information THE WALKS. SIERRAS 1 Xalo: PR7 Serra de Bernia 3 walker, 2.5 hrs, 7.9 km, ascents & descents 260 metres (circular). 2 Polop: Monte Ponoig 4 hrs, 9.3 km, ascents & descents 770 metres (linear) 3 Finestrat: Puig Campana 4 hrs, 10.1 km, ascents & descents 1020 metres, vertigo warning (circular). 4 Finestrat: Barranc de Sacarest 3 hours, 10.2 km, ascents & descents 545 metres (circular). 5 Sella: SL112 La Ruta del Aigua 1.5 hrs, 6.3 km, ascents & descents 200 metres (circular). 6 Sella: Barrancs del Xarquer and Arc 3.75 hours, 13 km, ascents & descents 400 metres (circular). 7 Confrides: Castell de Confrides 1 hr, 3.2 km, ascents & descents 130 metres (linear or circular). 8 Confrides: Cumbre de Aitana from Font de l'Arbre 3 hrs, 11 km, ascents & descents 450 metres (circular). 9 Benifato: Cumbre de Aitana from Font de Partagat 3.2 hrs, 10 km, ascents & descents 450 metres (circular). 10 Benimantell: Penyo Mulero 2.75 hrs, 10.7 km, ascents & descents 500 metres (circular). 11 Benimantell: Barrancs del Salt, Xarquer & Arc 3.5 hrs, 12.6 km, ascents & descents 500 metres (circular). 12 Benasu: El Recingle Alt 3 hrs, 11.5km, ascents & descents 500 metres (linear). 13 Quatredonteda: Els Frares (a) via Cami del Carrascal 50 mins one-way, 2.2 km one-way, ascents & descents 345 metres (linear). (b) via Cami des Clots 2.5 hrs, 6 km, ascents & descents 375 metres (linear). 14 Fageca: PR182 Pla de la Casa- Plus alternative access from the south 4.7 hrs, 9.4 km, ascents & descents 565 metres (circular). 15 Famorca: Little Wolf - Mallada del Llop 3.5 hrs, 7.5 km, ascents & descents 580 metres (linear). 16 Famorca: Big Wolf - Barranc de la Canal, Mallada del Llop, El Regall 4.3 hrs, 10.3 km, ascents & descents 660 metres (circular). 17 Castell de Castells: PR149 El Castellet 2.8 hrs, 8.5 km, ascents & descents 540 metres (circular). 18 Castell de Castells: Cumbre de Aixorta and Els Arcs 5.5 hrs, 20.8 km, ascents & descents 845 metres (circular). 19 Tarbena: PR145 Parelles and Serrals via Font dels Olbis 3.5 hrs, 13.5 km, ascents & descents 450 metres (circular). 20 Bolulla: Tour of Raco Roig 2.5 hrs, 7.4 km, ascents & descents 250 metres (circular). 21 Orxa: Serra La Safor and Raco del Duc 6.3 hrs, 18.4 km, ascents & descents 730 metres (circular). 22 Orxa: Cim de la Safor 1.7 hrs, 6.3 km, ascents & descents 320 metres (linear). LES VALLS 23 Vall de Planes: Barranc de l'Encantada 40 mins one-way, 2.3 km one-way, ascents & descents 100 metres (linear). 24 Vall de Gallinera (Benissili): Castillo de Benissili 1.8 hrs, 6.3 km, ascents & descents 315 metres (circular). 25 Vall de Gallinera (Benissiva): La Forada Linear: 1 hour one-way, 2.5 km one-way, ascents & descents 224 metres. Circuit: 2.75 hrs, 10.5 km, ascents & descents 300 metres. 26 Pego: Refugio de la Figuereta 2.25 hours, 7.35 km, ascents & descents 445 metres (circular). 27 Vall d'Alcala: Alcala de la Jovada to Es Pouet 3.3 hrs, 15.3 km, ascents & descents 340 metres (circular). 28 Vall d'Ebo: Travessia del Masset 2 walker, 1.3 hrs, 4.7 km, ascents & descents 210 metres (circular). 29 Tormos: Sender dels Pintors 2.25 hrs, 3.8 km, ascents & descents 300 metres (circular). 30 Tormos: Sender dels Poets 2.5 hrs, 8.6 km, ascents & descents 380 metres (linear). 31 Vall de Laguar (Fleix): PR147 La Catedral del Senderisme 3.75 hrs, 13.5 km, ascents & descents 845 metres (circular). 32 Vall de Laguar (Fleix): Barranc dels Racons 3.75 hrs, 11.5 km, ascents & descents 450 metres (circular). 33 Vall de Laguar (Campell): Presa d'Isbert & Barranc del Moro 2 hrs, 5.2 km, ascents & descents 285 metres (circular). 34 Vall de Laguar (Campell): Cavall Verd - the conventional circuit 2.5 hrs, 7. 6 km, ascents & descents 315 metres (circular). 35 Vall de Laguar (Benimaurell): Cavall Verd - the western loop 2 hrs, 6.6 km, ascents & descents 246 metres (circular). 36 Vall de Pop (Parcent): PR158 Sender de Parcent 4 hrs, 14.1 km, ascents & descents 700 metres (circular) 37 Vall de Pop (Pla de Petracos), Serra l'Alfaro and Barranc de Malafi 6 hrs, 20.5 km, ascents & descents 530 metres (circular). Gps waypoint files for all the walking routes are available as a free download from the Discovery Walking Guides website.
Complete, step-by-step instructions for building schooners, galleons, clipper ships, more. Includes scale plans for 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch. Excellent guide for both the novice and the practiced woodworker — from the first steps in selecting proper materials to final task of painting the model. Over 150 photographs.
Walk! GR221 Mallorca's Long Distance Trail - The Dry Stone Way. If you want to get away from it all , there is no surer way than strapping on your boots, shouldering your backpack, and embarking on a long distance path; and there are few long distance paths more beguiling and more crammed with adventure than Mallorca s GR221, La Ruta de Pedra en Sec or The Dry Stone Way. Anybody who has visited Mallorca will appreciate the justice of the GR221's title. Following ancient bridleways along the length of the Tramuntana range, from Port d'Andratx in the southwest to Pollenca in the northeast, the GR221 touches on dry stone in its every manifestation, from the raw rock of the peaks and sweeping fields of karst to the tailored stones that have always been the island's building material of choice. In some cases, we use immaculately paved trails, at other times we walk on bare rock below looming cliffs, and everywhere we cross the rocky passes that have always been the portals between the Mallorca's otherwise isolated communities. En route, we see dry-stone huts, dry-stone springs, dry-stone threshing circles, dry-stone snowpits, dry-stone walls, dry-stone limekilns, dry-stone byres, dry-stone stiles, dry-stone bread ovens, dry-stone wells ...basically, anything you can prefix with 'dry-stone', we get it. Moreover, there is enough variety packed into this trail to fill an itinerary twice as long, the dry stone being broken up by plains of citrus groves, terraces of olive trees, forests of Holm Oak, exquisite pastoral enclaves, and spectacular valleys laced with glittering threads of mountain torrents, all of it backed by the broad blue palette of the Mediterranean. In the course of its 115 kilometres, the Ruta de Pedra en Sec takes walkers into places most tourists never see and offers us a bird's eye view of this magnificent landscape, giving visitors a complete picture of the Tramuntana range in a single holiday, freeing one from constraints of time and transport, and lending a coherence to the experience that day walks can only achieve over the course of a far longer and more costly trip. Features of Walk! GR221: Full details concerning the state of the route and accommodation options. Specific advice and comprehensive practical information to help you plan your trip. Detailed walking descriptions for each stage of the itinerary, including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress. GPS waypoints for every key point on the route. Full colour 1:40,000 scale maps drawn from our own surveys. Coloured photos illustrating each stage and dedicated photo pages so you can see at a glance what to look forward to each day. Walking route summaries including ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk. Altitude profiles drawn from our own GPS records. Alternative itineraries. Links to other walks. Town sketches describing the settlements en route. Gobbets giving background information about the island's history and culture. Note that this book is matched with the Mallorca North & Mountains Tour & Trail Map (paper & Super-Durable editions).
Whether traversing wild, untenanted moorland or roaming across bucolic countryside, whether discovering an orchid-lined pilgrim s way or exploring a fairy tale trail winding through ancient woodland, whether strolling alongside an idyllic trout stream or scrambling across a cataract of rocks, whether burrowing along a bowery path flanked by mossy embankments or following the airy contours of the spectacular coastal path, whether weaving between delicately sculpted dunes or wandering across the flat sands of the tideland, whether gazing at the wide blue horizon from a wind battered headland or simply lounging about taking a break on a breathtakingly beautiful beach, visitors to Brittany soon realise it is a perfect place for getting away from it all . Boasting more than 3,000 kilometres of waymarked paths, a tourist infrastructure that is highly developed without being obtrusive, and regular budget flights, the region has all you need for a long-weekend away or a full walking holiday. Aimed at both the casual visitor and the long-term resident, this book details the extraordinary variety of walking in Brittany, from easy strolls to challenging long-distance outings, featuring forty itineraries in Finistere, Cotes d Armor, and Ille et Vilaine. Walking routes include: walking route summary; ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo-risk; fully detailed walking description, including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress; GPS waypoints at every key point on every route; full colour 1:25,000 scale IGN licensed mapping for each route; short walk and stroll alternatives
The Lake District is to leisure walking what Vienna is to the waltz, Venice to canalization, Bletchley to code-breaking, Chicago to the blues, and Dublin to the brewing of porter. None of these places invented the related pursuit, but in each the activity was honed to a fine art. With superb lakes carved into spectacularly sculpted valleys, long rugged ridges blessed with imposing panoramas, jagged crags dangling from grand peaks, sweeping dales cradling remote hamlets, and barren fells tonsured with arcane henges and ancient ruins, the Lake District has everything the dedicated wilderness seeker could desire. All 37 walking routes include: walking route summary, ratings for Effort Time Distance Ascents/Descents Refreshments and Vertigo risk, fully detailed walk description including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress, GPS waypoints at every key point on every route, full colour 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey licenced mapping for each route, short walk and stroll alternatives Synopsis Including GPS Waypoint lists and a Place Name Index, this 160-page colour book contains walking routes within the Lake District South region. Wire-O spiral binding allows it to lay flat and be folded back on itself without damage. It features: route summary of exertion rating; refreshments rating; time, distance, ascents/descents; and more.