Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands PDF È Wild Swims

Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands PDF È Wild Swims 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 InDip, Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming He leads us to rivers, lakes, waterfalls 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 observation and a poet s eye It is also a personal journey swimming through all four seasons, Andrew Fusek Peters surfaces at last from deep depression Lyrical, honest and incisive, Dip is about the many ways in which immersing ourselves in the elements can restore us to ourselves

10 thoughts on “Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands

  1. Paul Paul says:

    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 Floating as he travels around

  2. ^ ^ says:

    Just one short mention of the well known name Roger Deakin was all that was needed to attract me to this slim book Any author who relates closely to the Welsh Herefordshire borderlands is going to catch my attention It

  3. Nicole Nicole says:

    A very moving, short work by a British author which depicts his battle with severe depression and how he found swimming in outdoor pools, ponds, etc to be cathartic and healing It is a short work but very raw and honest, esp

  4. Rachel Fryer Rachel Fryer says:

    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 thi

  5. Jo Jo says:

    Engaging, honest, and well woven telling of one man s love of his life giving, be here now method wild swimming While the story does become strained in October, the rest of the month s tales are memorable and touching Andrew Fusek Pet

  6. Pixie Pixie says:

    Nostalgic read for me from my home county Lovely tone and discussion of mental health Inspired to swim

  7. Adam Horovitz Adam Horovitz says:

    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 describ

  8. John Weller John Weller says:

    Beautiful descriptions of a year swimming n the wilds of Britain The author also describes his battles with depression and addiction It s a shame the photos weren t printed on better quality paper. A must read for any wild swimmer.

  9. Linda Linda says:

    Beautiful, evocative and poetical A book to make to you think about the beauty of nature and how we must protect it A heartfelt and frank look into the life of the author A most sublime and joyous read

  10. Russell Russell says:

    A lovely short well written book which can be read as a series description of a series of wild swims, a record of a recovery from mental illness or both However, the picture of a swimmer wearing a woolly hat should tell you all you need to know about all seas

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