A Story With a Perfect Ending

What a finish! Sue and I pose with Mont Blanc, which we circled during a 110-mile trekking adventure through three countries. It was a journey that we would not have believed possible just a few years before. The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of four adventures in my second book, due out soon. Write me through “contact” on my website (regspittle.com) if you want early word when it is published.

Good Things Do Find Endings

Two years after I began writing, I am near the last page of my second book. I can’t wait to see how it ends, but I don’t want the writing journey to be over. That’s how Sue and I felt in Scotland at the finish line of the West Highland Way. Like all four adventures in the new book, the day was bittersweet. Write me through “contact” on my website (regspittle.com) if you want an early word when the new book is published.

Saying ‘The End’ at St. Peter’s

Like books, long-distance treks sometimes save the best for last. There were countless highlights (and some lows) during our 260-mile journey that began in Tuscany, but the finish at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City moved Sue and me. Like reading a great book, we didn’t want the month-long trek to end. The Way of St. Francis is one of four adventures that make up my second book, due out soon. If you want to be among the first to hear when it is published, send me a note through “contact” on my website, regspittle.com.

Come Trippin’ With Me on the Trails of Europe

Sue and I at Land’s End, England, after a trek like no other.

Our fall 2019 trek on England’s South West Coast Path left us wanting more. While we (and our backpacks) await our chance to find our next adventure, Sue walks the hills around our home in Ashland, Oregon, and I bicycle on nearby quiet roads and bike paths.

Then I work on my second book, to be published (I hope) by the end of 2020. Here is a sneak preview (working title is Trippin’ Through My Sixties):

A guy (that’s me) retiring at age 60 revives the rebellious rumblings of his teen years in the 1960s. He and his wife set out to make their post-working years an adventure by moving out of state, making new friends, and walking the long-distance trails of Europe. There are four parts: Scotland’s West Highland Way, the Alps’ Tour du Mont Blanc, Italy’s Way of St. Francis, and England’s South West Coast Path. Each trek challenged us with more adventure than we thought possible.

My first book, Camino Sunrise, an adventure memoir about our first trek, continues to find new readers in several countries. I am so grateful for its success and for the many readers who send emails or write reviews.

Send along a note (See Contact in the Menu) if you want to be among the first to know when the new book is out. Meanwhile, my best wishes for your good health.