This was originally posted on Waterlog Reswum – the blog charting Joe Minihane’s attempt to swim every stretch of water covered by Roger Deakin in his 1999 masterpiece Waterlog. Words and pictures: Joe Minihane “I couldn’t help it. I began to slide into the mouth of the abyss itself. I found myself in the first […]
Words and pictures: Melissa Harrison August, and I am once more in Dorset, luxuriating in a world that isn’t mine. Always the lush garden with its eight potted agapanthus and riotous vegetables; and around the old stone house the late summer fields. Always the chickens to manage, and the resident dog far bigger than my […]
Taking place in the Port of Tilbury as part of this year’s Estuary Festival, Shorelines Literature Festival offers a series of talks, events, exhibitions and performances as 70 writers, artists and filmmakers explore the unexpected history, people and geography of the Thames Estuary and wider global waterways. The lineup, put together by acclaimed author Rachel […]
Richard Gorodecky’s film The River Man is now available to watch via Vimeo On Demand. This ‘fated love story between a man and a river’ tells the tale of Connie Corcoran – one of Ireland’s great salmon fishing guides – and the Blackwater River, which he has dedicated his life to.
Miranda Cichy encounters Chinese mitten crabs, waterlogged iPads and supermarket trollies as she explores the tidal reach of the River Ravensbourne Deptford Creek does not really exist. It’s the name by which the tidal reach of the River Ravensbourne is known, a kilometre of river bed only exposed when the water drops. The surrounding area, […]