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Camber Sands - swimming with kite surfers

“As the tide receded, Camber was all sand–pools, lagoons and impromptu sand rivers snaking to the tideline…The sea, brown with churned sand, was marginally warmer than at Dungeness, but still cold.” 548 more words

Roger Deakin

Devon days - Tavy Cleave

Nestled in bed overlooking the Avon south of Gara Bridge we wake to birdsong, the call of a buzzard, the wind rustling leaves and no other sound. 347 more words


Medway and Fort Hoo – industrial swimming

“…to tell the truth, I was really quite nervous about this swim. This was my first big industrial river, running right through the heart of the most densely populated part of Kent.” 745 more words

Roger Deakin

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Gargrave – through chocolate water

“I was never going to find a canal in better weather conditions than this, so I stopped the car, crossed a field to a lock, and went up the towpath to a quiet spot, wondering about old bicycles, prams and supermarket trolleys on the canal bed. 642 more words

Roger Deakin

Cowside Beck – Looking for the tufa pool

“At length I came upon a small spinney of ash by the banks, and the promising sound of a waterfall. And there, just below, was the elusive tufa pool and the sparkle of animated water chasing its tail around it…I stripped and dived in. 693 more words

Roger Deakin

Bathing in the Yukon River

Current location: Beez Kneez Hostel, Whitehorse, YT

Finally, I feel clean!

I had originally planned to rent a kayak and paddle to Schwatka Lake, but there was a two person minimum so I rented a bicycle instead. 228 more words

Beezley Falls – stealing a waterfall swim

“That evening, I swam alone at night fall in one of the village swimming holes: the black pool below the beezley Falls on the River Doe. 1,149 more words

Roger Deakin