Now, two weeks later, we're standing on the side of the A1, surrounded by the concrete glamour of Brent Cross. Apocalyptic storm clouds close in on us and I begin to wonder... Can we really hitch all the way from London to Scotland, climb a mountain and get back again – all before work on Monday morning?
‘The Soles of My Shoes’ is a hitch-hiking travelogue, a Kerouac for the sustainability generation. In this time of austerity cuts, climate change, under-employment and over-education, what better way to travel?
This is a story of spontaneity, of adventure, of responsibility, of sustainability, of doubt and conviction – and perhaps even of love. It will appeal to the great generation of hitch-hikers young in the sixties, as well as to the youth of today who feel trapped by financial constraints and the expectations of social conformity.