Roger Deakin died ten years ago yesterday. He wrote the amazing Waterlog, a lyrical book about swimming in any pool of water that he could fit into. More than that he inspired the author Robert Macfarlane and countless others to explore, discover and most importantly write about what they see.
All of his books are wonderful, if you have the slightest interest in nature then I cannot recommend them strongly enough.
The words by Macfarlane in the obituary are still poignant today: