And here's a strange thing. Young people they met on the path were often more friendly, more kind, more accommodating than people their own age, who seemed to shy away from these grubby, smelly middle-agers. Some lovely tales of kindness, some awful tales of thoughtlessness - all in all a wide view of human nature in all it's guises. I particularly enjoyed the description of some walkers from the US who they met early on who were doing part of the SW coastal path too, but on vacation, not out of necessity. But there is a difference when you have to walk, pitch a tent, and find something to eat on a daily basis; and having your luggage taken by vehicle to your next overnight accommodation whilst you carry a water bottle for the day!
I don’t think she has written anything before, and I have no idea how much her editor helped out, but she should write some more.