“When the north wind blew across the fens in the first months, the shallow flood would freeze readily, and night-time has always been favoured by ice-skaters because the ice is harder, faster, and more romantic.”
Saw these gorgeous shots of the frozen fens posted on the Guardian website yesterday and immediately thought of the beautiful Roger Deakin piece that was unearthed for our first collection, Words on Water. You can still download a podcast where Robert Macfarlane reads Deakin’s piece on iTunes. Might be a good point to mention the fact that we’re also working on a paperback of Words on Water at the moment. We’re dead excited about it – we’ll post more information when things start falling into place.