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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 wate. 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 Telegraph Waterlog 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 f. 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

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Rom 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. 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


5 thoughts on “Waterlog

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    Beautifully written this an emotional and descriptive book nominally about swimming but accurately an autobiographical account of Roger Deakin's journeys around the UKDeakin is described by Wikipedia as a writer documentary maker and environ

  5. says:

    The title is misleading in that he spends a vast portion of the book in the south east of Britain Considering he exclaims that Yorkshire is his favourite place to swim he spends a disappointingly short period there Some chapters are outstandingly wonderful and poetic whilst others are hard not to drift off during Although this isn't the widely recognised opinion I prefer Wildwood

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