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The Good Life: Up the Yukon Without a Paddle

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Dorian Amos—a painter from Cornwall—and his wife decided that they were in need of adventure. Having searched their world atlas they decided to sell up and move to Canada inpursuit of a better life. Having bought Pricey the car, Boris Lock their faithful dog, a canoe and their fishing equipment they set off into the Yukon Wilderness to find a place they could call home. Af ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Eye Books
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Dorian Amos was a cartoonist from Cornwall, he and his wife decided that they were in need of adventure, so they gave up their comfortable life and traveled to Yukon Territory in the remote Canadian wilderness. I found myself aghast at some of the really, really stupid and irresponsible things they did, it is a wonder they survived, BUT they had an unshakable belief in their dream to live in the Yukon and they did not give up at all in following that dream – though they did think about it.
Not the most elegant writing, but an inspiring story and very funny. Makes me want to go gold panning and makes me want to make the most of my partner in life.
So when you get bored with your job in Cornwall, what do you do? Well, you go and have an adventure living in the Yukon!!! A diary account of a couple's adventures in the wilderness. Very little money - everything made from scratch. Could empathasise with their feelings regarding the wonder of nature and admire them for their bravery and courage in making the change and enjoyed reading about it but it's not for me!!
This guy was mad. But inspirationally so. Definitely a great read, and helps put life into perspective. Live life purposefully is what i remember most from it. And if you were building a 'house' in 40degrees C below you would feel like you were!
Shane holmes
loved it. i have nothing but respect for he and his wife for taking that step, and am grateful he shared his experience with such humor and heart.
this guy is really stupid and its incredible hes alive. but the yukon sounds beautiful.
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