As a consequence of an ill-advised financial deal, the author and her husband find themselves homeless. To compound the situation, he is shortly after diagnosed with a terminal neurodegenerative disorder. They have two adult children, no longer dependent on them, and the couple decides that, rather than go on a waiting list for local authority housing, they would spend time walking and camping around the south-east coast of England. With the little money they have left, they set off on a 630-mile walk around the South West Coast Path, camping wild and making do. This is also the story of their personal journey and their eventual coming to terms with the diagnosis.
Despite occasional vulgar language, the book is very well written and any traveller will enjoy it. An uplifting read.