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Tips and resources The author writes with good humour so it s also entertaining The superb Waterlog by the late Roger Deakin has inspired many people to rediscover the delights *of wild swimming Joe Minihane writes about
"Following In The Wet Footprints Of Deakin "in the wet footprints of Deakin Floating as he travels around *wild swimming Joe Minihane writes about following in the wet footprints of Deakin in Floating as he travels around country to the same locations Swimming With Seals is set in Orkney and tells of Victoria Whitworth wild swimming experiences there And there is the superb Turning by Jessica J LEE WHERE SHE BATTLES SELF DOUBT AND DEPRESSION AND where she battles self doubt and depression and herself to swim in 52 of the lakes around Berlin Andrew Fusek Peters takes a different perspective in Dip This is his account of swimming in the pools rivers and lakes over the course of a year near where he lives in the Shropshire county and elsewhere He is prepared to swim any time of the year braving the bone chilling waters in January dipping into the refreshing pools in the heat of August being invigorating by waterfalls and braving the delights of a bog pool As with a lot of natural history And hidden pools into wild waters and untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us in unexpected waysFollowing in the wake of great writers such as Richard Jeffries and Edward Thomas Dip combines meditations on place history and myth with sharp obser. .
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Beautiful evocative and poetical A book to make to YOU THINK ABOUT THE BEAUTY OF NATURE AND HOW think about the beauty of nature and how must *Protect It A Heartfelt And *it A heartfelt and look into the life of the author A most sublime and oyous read A beautifully evocative book about the curative properties of obsessively seeking out wild water and throwing oneself into it Even as an avowed non swimmer I felt the need to seek out water after reading certain chapters because Peters describes the landscape and the sensory experienceshock of it so well I picked this up because the main setting of Shropshire is relatively local to me and because of the mental health link But other locations of particular interest such as Hampstead ponds are also included I think what makes this book for me is the combination of openness and education I enjoyed tagging along on Andrews Malas journey I like to know how people feel how water and swimming makes them feel Andrew opens up about the magic of water for him But being new to wild swimming and dipping I also picked up information and practical. 'This is our day of reconfiguration where the mist has wiped the sea from the very face of the earth and the sun is swaddled far from the reach of human eye'In Dip Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming He leads us to rivers lakes waterfalls.
Andrew Fusek Peters