A Long Cold Walk

Lands End - czytanka z nagraniem lektora - turystyka. W jaki niezwykły sposób można przejść Lands End? I czy miało to w ogóle sens w lutym?

Lands End is the name of a headland in the far south west of England. John O’Groats is the most northerly place on the mainland of Scotland. The distance from Lands End to John O’Groats is 874 miles, or 1398 kilometers. Lands End and John O’Groats are further apart than any two other places in mainland Britain. Some people regard this as a challenge. They travel from Lands End to John O’Groats (or the other way round) in all sorts of ways – by bicycle, on foot, by bus, wearing a gorilla suit etc. If you walk, the journey takes about 6 weeks.

The latest people to walk from Lands End to John O’Groats are Stephen Gough and Melanie Roberts. They made the journey naked, wearing no clothes at all except for socks and walking boots. They said that they wanted to show people that nakedness is nothing to be ashamed of.

Unfortunately, not everyone who saw them agreed. Some people complained to the police, and the police arrested Stephen and Melanie a number of times. Other people, however, were welcoming and offered Stephen and Melanie a meal or a bed for the night.

I wonder though why they decided to complete their journey in February. At this time of year, Scotland is cold and windy. Melanie agrees. She told the newspapers that she would definitely do it again, but somewhere a bit warmer.