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ANTARCTICA

British-Australian thriller writer L.A. Larkin gets inspiration from the black beaches and abandoned whaling stations of the great white continent

NOTES FROM AN AUTHOR // L.A. LARKIN

A black-and-white chinstrap penguin, no taller than my knee, pecks at my boots expectantly. Clearly he hasn’t read the rulebook. Much as I’ve tried to stay at least five metres away from Antarctica’s wildlife — as visitors are asked to do — this inquisitive fellow is intent on investigating me and my camera bag.

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Walk this way: Lofty passes through volcanic lunar landscapes; ancient pilgrim pathways strewn with churches and ruins; sumptuous forested trails opening out onto vineyards. a rambler’s reward is culture, ambience and wild scenery on the walking routes through Italy, France and Spain