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Seaside Pockets

Today the sea had sexy pockets on the coastline. The water played there, made streams and tiny whirlpools. The bubbling foams danced together. Tristan Gooley’s new book “How to Read Water” teaches you to really notice the texture of the water.


How To Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

How To Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea by Tristan Gooley

Other title: How To Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea… 206 more words

Natural History

"A natural river never..."

“A natural river never flows more than 10 times its width before making a turn.”

(A tidbit taken from Tristan Gooley’s “How to Read Water.”) 22 more words


Tristan Gooley: The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs

There is an awful lot of information in this book, which appeals to the Sherlock Holmes in me: the idea that, by being attentive whilst out and about, it’s possible to pick up all sorts of useful and interesting information about the world around. 294 more words

Travel Writing

What's a Field?

“Once we learn that a field is ‘an ancient noun connoting human effort,’ every time we encounter the word we can ask ourselves what the effort involved is–thus a coalfield becomes about the miners’ sweat, not the coal.” 21 more words