Such a friendly word for a sinuous path, and so the likening to a piece of thread fallen on a carpet carries home.

‘The path is as wriggly as a thread fallen on carpet.’

See also a quote-rich mosaic review of this magnificent, entrancing book: a love letter to islands and a paean to the sea. 


Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 105

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