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PDF È BOOK Waterlog FREE Ï GOPROLED ↠ [EPUB] ✷ Waterlog Author Roger Deakin – Goproled.co.uk Roger Deakin is the perfect companion for an invigorating armchair swim Engaging thoughtful and candid TelegraphWaterlog celebrates the magic of water and the beauty and eccentricity of BritainIn 1996 Roger Deakin is the perfect Roger Deakin is the perfect companion for an invigorating armchair swim Engaging thoughtful and candid TelegraphWaterlog celebrates the magic of water and the beauty and eccentricity of BritainIn 1996 Roger Deakin the late great nature writer set out to swim through the British Isles From the sea from rock pools from rivers and streams tarns lakes lochs ponds lidos swimming pools and spas from fens dykes moats aueducts waterfalls flooded uarries even canals Deakin gains a fascinating perspective on modern Britain Detained by water bailiffs in Winchester intercepted in the Fowey estuary by coastguards mistaken for a suicide on Camber sands confronting the Corryvreckan whirlpool in the Hebrides he discovers just how much of an outsider the native swimmer is to his landlocked fully dressed fellow citizensThis is a personal journey a bold assertion of the native swimmers right to roam and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water Easy to read This is a book loaded with information but presented in an easy to read way I have read this book a few times now and it always makes me feel good like a walk in the woods Rogers style is like a friendly chat about local histories and areas around the UK with an infectious desire for wild swimming the love of pure nature and wild places Highly recommended

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Roger Deakin is the perfect companion for an invigorating armchair swim Engaging thoughtful and candid TelegraphWaterlog celebrates the magic of water and the beauty and eccentricity of BritainIn 1996 Roger Deakin the late great nature writer set out to swim through the British Isles From the sea from rock pools from rivers and streams tarns lakes lochs ponds lidos swimming pools and spas from fens dykes moats aueducts waterfalls flooded uarries even canals Deakin gains a fascinating perspective on modern Britain Detained by water bailiffs in Winchester intercepted in the Fowey estuary by coastguards mistaken for a suicide on Camber sands confronting the Corryvreckan whirlpool in the Hebrides he discovers just how much of an outsider the native swimmer is to his landlocked fully dressed fellow citizensThis is a personal journey a bold assertion of the native swimmers right to roam and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water The subtitle 'a swimmer's journey through Britain' made me cautious Round Britain narratives all too often generate a lot of hot air about the state of the nation or dwell ponderously on scenes presented in a common slippage as typically 'English' usually nostalgic for a rural past that is fast disappearingWaterlog slips into this mode once or twice but I was pleased to find that this book is not about 'Britain' or 'England' at all On the contrary it brings a modern and cosmopolitan sensibility to the subject of swimming specifically wild swimming in places not made convenient or safe for recreational immersion although he does visit purpose built facilities too from village pools to municipal baths in the cityDeakin writes very effectively about the sensual and convivial experience of swimming especially the intimacy with wildlife that it can afford He also makes a passionate case against those private and public bodies that make spontaneous non profit swimming an option for only the most daring and enterprising individuals The meandering course of his journey which defiantly refuses to conform the conventionally planned tour is richly flavoured with a wealth of trivia and anecdotes about swimming in unusual placesThe narrative is punctuated by several epic projects which reuired careful planning and assistance West Loch Tarbert the Medway estuary and considered but eventually abandoned the Corryvrechan whirlpool but what matters most is the intensity of the moment 'The great thing about an aimless swim is that everything about it is concentrated in the here and now; none of its essence or intensity can escape into the past or future The swimmer is content to be borne on his way full of mysteries doubts and uncertainties He is a leaf on the stream free at last from his petty little purposes in life'Again and again his descriptions lift you out of the ordinary If he occasionally yearns for the era of Pullman coaches or wistfully evokes a billiard room or uotes Thomas Hardy this is a Britain that is mostly seen through an international lens The song of the wood pigeon is compared to Charlie Parker playing 'Peanuts' In the Helford River in Cornwall Deakin's reference points are the Louisiana bayous and the Limpopo The Little Ouse reminds him of the 'lush palm groves of the Draa Valley south of Marrakesh' In Malham he writes 'I could have been in California'And of course the inspiration for the whole thing was John Cheever's story about a man making his way home from a party on Long Island furtively dipping in all the pools along the way an exercise he duplicates most closely at the book's end as he joins up all the swimmable water between his house in Suffolk and the sea at Walberswick twenty five miles away

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WaterlogRoger Deakin is the perfect companion for an invigorating armchair swim Engaging thoughtful and candid TelegraphWaterlog celebrates the magic of water and the beauty and eccentricity of BritainIn 1996 Roger Deakin the late great nature writer set out to swim through the British Isles From the sea from rock pools from rivers and streams tarns lakes lochs ponds lidos swimming pools and spas from fens dykes moats aueducts waterfalls flooded uarries even canals Deakin gains a fascinating perspective on modern Britain Detained by water bailiffs in Winchester intercepted in the Fowey estuary by coastguards mistaken for a suicide on Camber sands confronting the Corryvreckan whirlpool in the Hebrides he discovers just how much of an outsider the native swimmer is to his landlocked fully dressed fellow citizensThis is a personal journey a bold assertion of the native swimmers right to roam and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water Just a perfect book to not only read but to inspire you to do I swam throughout September and October in open water in all weathers because of this book Roger Deakin wasn't eccentric he was a man who wanted to experience water and it comes across so well in this book I loved reading it then swimming