I called a halt on Roger Deakin‘s much loved Waterlog. I’d just has my fill of swimming in the rivers, lakes and beaches of Great Britain. I may dip into it again…
In the meantime, take a look at Waterlog Reswum as Joe Minihane attempt[s] to take a dip in every stretch of water swum by Roger Deakin in his 1999 masterpiece Waterlog. We’ll look at how places have changed, how wild swimming’s new found popularity has challenged perceptions and have a whole heap of fun on the way.
Publisher’s page: Waterlog: A Swimmer’s Journey Through Britain – Roger Deakin
LRB Review, 19 August 1999: It’s the plunge that counts – Heathcote Williams