June 22nd, 2012
There are few stories that we come across here at the Oakeley Arms that render us lost for words, but this week we’ve found one.
America Through a Veil of Tears is the story of a father’s long journey to come to terms with the loss of his son. Leslie Kay and his son Cai had planned the trip of a lifetime five years ago, when they flew off to America to start a ten-month motor-cycle tour together. But tragedy struck just a week in, when Cai was involved in a collision with a truck after a fault developed on his bike.
Heartbreakingly, Cai was killed and his father was left with a devastating decision. After coming home for his son’s funeral, Leslie, who is from Bethesda, decided to return to the States to complete the epic adventure that he and Cai should have enjoyed together.
Whilst he was there he wrote a travel blog as a way of dealing with his grief and loss, and when he returned home he put pen to paper. America Through a Veil of Tears is the story of Leslie’s lone journey.
What an incredible story, and an inspirational man.