‘From A Wonky Path To An Open Road’ is an eye catching title for a book and the read itself is just as fascinating.
Author Janey de Nordwall takes the reader on a six week solo trip around Scotland in her 1970s campervan Charlie, along with British shorthair silver tabby Kenny for company.
It’s a first book for Janey, but her easy reading style will have you hooked from the start and it’s simple to relate to her battle to overcome life’s little hurdles as she uses the trip as her therapy after quitting her previous life as a BAFTA winning film producer.
Fed up with working long hours, she heads out of her London home and on the road, with no real route in mind and ends up having a real blast.
And despite being dyslexic, Janey writes her travelogue along the way, with the result being, a really entertaining and inspiring read.
It is obvious from the book that Janey is no ordinary traveller. She’s 52, with no kids, a convent education and a real zest for life. Her Northern roots means she is a straight talker, who may have bouts of loneliness, but is determined to live life to the full.
Forty days and 40 nights were spent exploring the beautiful Scottish landscape taking in the delights the west coast has to offer and from there over to the fantastic Inner and Outer Hebrides.
There are plenty of tales of mishaps and new friendships on this life changing trip, but the thing that stands out the most is Janey’s enthusiastic attitude and inner steel, which makes the trip and the read a happy experience for us all!
Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.