Lessons of the Wild #2. Nature Writing Reading Group. “Waterlog” by Roger Deakin

Our Nature Writing reading group „Lessons of the Wild“ will meet for the second time on March 15 at 6:30 pm.

We will be reading again from Roger Deakin’s wonderful „Waterlog“ – in English.

The Nature-Writing reading group will meet in a smaller round at our physical shop. This means that only a limited number of participants can take part.

We would ask everyone who really wants to attend to let us know. If you’re not quite sure, let the „sure“ ones have the places – thanks. We will then select by registration time (those who have registered first will get priority). If you are interested, please sign up at mail@zabriskie.de.

IMPORTANT: the 2G+ rule applies (Vaccinated or recovered plus test) – and boostered people must also have a daily negative test with them. We will check proofs + IDs at the entrance.

About Waterlog:

In 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, aqueducts, waterfalls, flooded quarries, 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 citizens. This is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer’s right to roam, and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water.

We have some copies of the book for purchase in our shop: here and here.