RaveOutsideWhat I ﬁrst loved about his writing on swimming was the otherworldliness he so keenly discerned. In Waterlog, the bewitching, Alice In Wonderland quality comes through ... I noticed the shifting moods of a character as reﬂected in place ... Deakin, expounding on the sensory pleasures of his environment, reminds me to pay attention. He rendered the pulse of life in exquisite, granular detail ... To cope with loss, pain, grief, we keep moving. We seek something new and beautiful to propel us to a different way of being. In the ﬁrst U.S. edition of Waterlog, Roger Deakin, one of our wisest watermen, guides the way.