With summer holidays on the horizon and the wild swim group continuing to grow it feels like the right time to re-launch the Seabirds Book Club
The next best thing to being in the sea is getting lost in a good book. During our sea swims we often find ourselves talking about the last book we read or which book is next on our list.
Here’s how the seabirds virtual Book Club works;
- Once a Month a new book is chosen for the Seabird virtual Book Club members to read.
- It will be announced on Social Media.
- Ideally the book chosen should be water, sea, swimming, well being related.
- Anyone can chose a book or write a review – just comment away on social media or here.
This month’s book is ‘How to Read Water: Clues & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea’ by Tristan Gooley. It teaches you how to read the sea and forecast the weather from the waves. It also includes how to read the water associated with ponds and rivers as well as interpreting the colour of the water and understand wave patterns as they break on the beach.
There are lots of references to wild swimming in Sussex so it should prove to be a Seabird’s favourite. It also builds on some of the sea behaviours we touched upon in the Safe Swim Q & A series at Sea Lanes. But our best tenuous link is that the author attended Sandhurst Royal Military Academy with Salty Seabird Jo – apparently he was asked to leave after turning up naked to parade! For that reason alone it must be worth a read.
Here are the links to previous reads;
June 2018 read – The Salt Path , Raynor Winn
July 2018 read – The Last Wave, Gillian Best
November 2018 read -Swell A Waterbiography by Jenny Landreth