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A Walk Around the Lake

Walk on the Beach cover
Book Cover




Destination: Lake Michigan

Book: A Walk on the Beach: One Woman’s Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan, (NEW 5/2011) by Loreen Niewenhuis.

Just a little lakeside stroll–a stroll on steroids.  Loreen Niewenhuis‘ stroll, detailed in the travel memoir A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach, took six months to complete because although she walked a total of 64 days,  she took a few breaks along the way.

When I review a travel book I try to focus on that book alone.  But as I read about the 1000-mile walk (taken in segments) I could not help comparing it to the continuous five-year, 14,000 mile walk of Polly Letofsky. At the Tucson Festival of Books, I heard Letofsky talk about her book, 3 MPH, so that longer walk was fresh in my mind. Continue reading A Walk Around the Lake