A Quadriplegicís Account of His Five-Month World Trip


Don Pugh



Chapter 1 Heading Away


Chapter 2 Australia / New Zealand


Chapter 3†† Fiji and the United States


Chapter 4 Canada, Vancouver


Chapter 5 Calgary and Edmonton to Ontario


Chapter 6 Ridgetown to the Maritime Provinces


Chapter 7 Halifax, Nova Scotia to New Brunswick and Roblin, Ontario


Chapter 8 Ontario: Sudbury to Ridgetown


Chapter 9 England and Ireland


Chapter 10 Poland


Chapter 11 Egypt Germany and South Africa


Chapter 12 Singapore and Malaysia


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Iíd like to thank my personal care attendant, Richard, who tolerated me on a twenty-four hour a day basis for nearly five months.Richard has cared for me for the last fourteen years, washing and dressing me on an ongoing basis.Although Richard has a bad back, which may cause him considerable pain, we managed the whole trip together without any lifting and without aggravating his condition.This trip could not have been possible without his unrelenting assistance. I also thank all my friends who exhibited wonderful hospitality, entertained me and showed me around.If Iíve invaded your privacy with this journal, please let me know and Iíll make revisions.Similarly, if you object to photos, Iíll be happy to remove them.I also thank my wife, Lily for tolerating my absence without complaint and for being there for me for over twenty years.