Friday, September 09, 2011
TRAIL : Riding the Otago Central Rail Trail - Paul Sorrell and Graham Warman
A stunningly photographed celebration of the Otago Central Rail Trail.
In this vivid, beautifully drawn account, author Paul Sorrell and photographer Graham Warman take us on a 150-kilometre journey across the Otago Central Rail Trail, deep into the heart of the South Island’s spectacular interior. They share the sights, sounds and stories of their days on the trail . . .
from the scenes that took their breath away to the warm and wonderful people who crossed their path.
Written in the form of a journal, and enriched with stunning photography (some examples below) and interviews with local personalities, as well as glimpses of the wildlife and history of the area, this book will provide a precious memento of a personal journey for those who have done the trail – or the ultimate inspiration to dust off a bike and experience the trail for those who are thinking of doing it.
‘For the many thousands who have walked or ridden the Otago Central Rail Trail it holds particular, cherished memories. Some impressions will stick for a lifetime: bouncing over bone-rattling bridges,
or sailing through sheer-sided canyons of schist. Or simply barrelling along, mile after mile, with the gravel crunching beneath your tyres under endless wide blue skies.’
About the authors:
Paul Sorrell is a freelance writer, editor and wild life photographer, based in Dunedin. His first book was the best-selling Fleurs Place (Penguin 2008), collaboration with Graham Warman. He has also edited a number of books for other writers including Murihiku – The Southland Story (described by North & South reviewer Warwick Roger as a ‘masterpiece’). Working on Trail has allowed Paul to exercise his passion for writing about the natural world.
Graham Warman is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Dunedin. He trained in London, learning from some of the world’s best architectural photographers, and now specialises in commercial and wedding photography. His architectural images have won awards for many of his clients, and his food photography has been featured in magazine articles, culinary and travel books, including the best-selling Fleurs Place.
SEPTEMBER 2011 | RRP $50.00 | Paperback | PENGUIN