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Download Turning Lessons from Swimming Berlin's Lakes Ebook î Lessons from Swimming Berlin's Lakes Þ Goproled ç [BOOKS] ✮ Turning: Lessons from Swimming Berlin's Lakes By Jessica J Lee – Goproled.co.uk The water slips over me like cool silk The intThe water slips over me like cool silk The intimacy of touch uninhibited rising around my legs over my waist up to my collarbone When I throw back my head and relax the lake runs into my ears The sound of it is a muffled roar the vibration of the body amplified by water every sound felt as if in slow motionSummer swimmingbut Jessica Lee Canadian Chinese and British swims through all four seasons and especially loves the winter I long for the ice The sharp cut of freezing water on my feet The immeasurable black of the lake at its coldest Swimming then means cold and pain and elationAt the age of twenty eight Jessica Lee who grew up in Canada and lived in London finds herself in Berlin Alone Lonely with lowered spirits thanks to some family history and a broken heart she is there ostensibly to write a thesis And though that is what she does daily what increasingly occupies her is swimming So she makes a decision that she believes will win her back her confidence and independence she will swim fifty two of the lakes around Berlin no matter what the weather or season She is aware that this particular landscape is not without its own ghosts and historyThis is the story of a beautiful obsession of the thrill of a still turuoise lake of cracking the ice before submerging of floating under blue skies of tangled weeds and murkiness of cool fresh spring swimming of facing past fears of near drowning and of breaking freeWhen she completes her year of swimming Jessica finds she has new strength and she has also found friends and has gained some understanding of how the landscape both haunts and holds usThis book is for everyone who loves swimming who wishes they could push themselves beyond caution who understands the deep pleasure of using their bodys strength who knows what it is to allow oneself to abandon all thought and float home to the surfac Although this is a memoir written with something of an academic slant it has a great deal of heart and self belief I enjoyed the combination of exploring a new cityregion; the scientific descriptions of lake biology; the snapshots of life events; and of course the descriptions of entering a new lake for the first time Less a guide book to the lakes of Berlin this is a meditation on what it truly feels like to slide into the water come rain or shine I found this appealing despite not being a wild swimmer myself it was particularly nice to read hints that the author sometimes has to get over a fear or anxiety related to open water swimming herself Elsewhere the method of weaving together narratives past and present was enjoyable Subtle repetitions exist throughout the text which I found comforting and helped illustrate the uest towards achieving the goal of swimming 52 lakes in a year

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EThe water slips over me like cool silk The intimacy of touch uninhibited rising around my legs over my waistup to my collarbone When I throw back my head and relax the lake runs into my ears The sound of it is a muffled roar the vibration of the body amplified by water every sound felt as if in slow motionSummer swimmingbut Jessica Lee Canadian Chinese and British swims through all four seasons and especially loves the winter I long for the ice The sharp cut of freezing water on my feet The immeasurable black of the lake at its coldest Swimming then means cold and pain and elationAt the age of twenty eight Jessica Lee who grew up in Canada and lived in London finds herself in Berlin Alone Lonely with lowered spirits thanks to some family history and a broken heart she is there ostensibly to write a thesis And though that is what she does daily what increasingly occupies her is swimming So she makes a decision that she believes will win her back her confidence and independence she will swim fifty two of the lakes around Berlin no matter what the weather or season She is aware that this particular landscape is not without its own ghosts and historyThis is the story of a beautiful obsession of the thrill of a still turuoise lake of cracking the ice before submerging of floating under blue skies of tangled weeds and murkiness of cool fresh spring swimming of facing past fears of near drowning and of breaking freeWhen she completes her year of swimming Jessica finds she has new strength and she has also found friends and has gained some understanding of how the landscape both haunts and holds usThis book is for everyone who loves swimming who wishes they could push themselves beyond caution who understands the deep pleasure of using their bodys strength who knows what it is to allow oneself to abandon all thought and float home to the surfac This is a beautifully written memoir The author sets herself the goal of swimming 52 of the lakes in the countryside around Berlin in a year in order to recover from the dislocations associated with loneliness due to the end of a relationship and building new connections in a new setting Along the way the reader becomes absorbed in her reflections on her personal and family history and on her environmental sciences research on lakes; 'turning' refers to the annual cycle of changes in lakes related to the seasons but also becomes a metaphor for the changes and improvements in the author's emotional and psychological states as she finds the often harsh physical challenges bring satisfaction and self belief

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Turning Lessons from Swimming Berlin's LakesEThe water slips over me like cool silk The intimacy of touch uninhibited rising around my legs over my waistup to my collarbone When I throw back my head and relax the lake runs into my ears The sound of it is a muffled roar the vibration of the body amplified by water every sound felt as if in slow motionSummer swimmingbut Jessica Lee Canadian Chinese and British swims through all four seasons and especially loves the winter I long for the ice The sharp cut of freezing water on my feet The immeasurable black of the lake at its coldest Swimming then means cold and pain and elationAt the age of twenty eight Jessica Lee who grew up in Canada and lived in London finds herself in Berlin Alone Lonely with lowered spirits thanks to some family history and a broken heart she is there ostensibly to write a thesis And though that is what she does daily what increasingly occupies her is swimming So she makes a decision that she believes will win her back her confidence and independence she will swim fifty two of the lakes around Berlin no matter what the weather or season She is aware that this particular landscape is not without its own ghosts and historyThis is the story of a beautiful obsession of the thrill of a still turuoise lake of cracking the ice before submerging of floating under blue skies of tangled weeds and murkiness of cool fresh spring swimming of facing past fears of near drowning and of breaking freeWhen she completes her year of swimming Jessica finds she has new strength and she has also found friends and has gained some understanding of how the landscape both haunts and holds usThis book is for everyone who loves swimming who wishes they could push themselves beyond caution who understands the deep pleasure of using their bodys strength who knows what it is to allow oneself to abandon all thought and float home to the surfac I loved this book Jessica J Lee weaves history ecology and personal memoir together in a beautiful story about her project to swim 52 of Berlin's lakes in one year One to read especially for anyone interested in wild swimming lake ecology or Berlin I found Turning after reading and enjoying Lee's essay in At the Pond Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond and would really recommend that book as well