Estuary ’16 – Tales from the Riverbank

25 September 2016 // Events //On Water

Luke Turner samples some of the delights on offer at Estuary Festival ’16: From the cocoon of transport the landscape of the Thames Estuary appears in two dimensions. I recently flew down the twin narrowing shorelines on a flight from Germany. As it descended into Gatwick, mudflats and industrial sites sank into the late summer […]

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Estuary ’16 – Tales from the Riverbank

24 September 2016 // Events //On Water

When we chanced upon the lineup for this year’s Estuary Festival, we were impressed to say the least. In lieu of our own attendance – due to a preexisting engagement with The Good Life Experience – we sent some trusted CBTR delegates down to the Thames Estuary and eagerly awaited their feedback. Today’s writeup comes […]

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The Caught by the River Book of the Month: September

21 September 2016 // Books //On Water

Estuary: Out From London To The Sea by Rachel Lichtenstein (Hamish Hamilton, hardback, 336 pages. Available here in the Caught by the River shop.) Review by Peter Watts The hazardous mystery of the Thames Estuary has attracted writers for centuries, acting as both treacherous landscape for deadly adventures and ready-made metaphor for the voyage of […]

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Waterlog Reswum: Hell Gill – The Descent

21 August 2016 // On Water //Remembering Roger Deakin

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 […]

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A dip in Shreen Water

18 August 2016 // On Water

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 […]

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