By Douglas Wood
Wait, younger Douglas’s grandfather says because the bobber twitches at the floor of Little Lake. Be patient. And so starts off an stumble upon with the promise and sweetness of nature that may final a life-time. Deep Woods, Wild Waters traces the winding direction that carried Douglas wooden from one ask yourself to the following, via a panorama of rocks, woods, and waters, with stops alongside the way in which for questions and reflections that hyperlink human nature to the bigger mysteries of the average world.
Like existence itself, the author’s manner isn't really linear. One landmark leads again to a favourite campsite, one other activates him to think about the “gospel of rocks,” one other launches him into the desolate tract past the stars—a contemplation of time and area and humanity’s position in it all. The writer of thirty-four books, together with the vintage Old Turtle, and a professional woodsman and desert canoe advisor, wooden brings all his storytelling and bushwhacking abilities to undergo as he's taking us hurtling down wild rapids, crossing stormy lakes, or just navigating the treacherous currents and twisty trails of daily life.
A hot, beneficiant, and understanding consultant, wooden maps a trip that, as he says, “anyone can take, via a panorama a person can know.” Turning the pages, mountaineering the portages, working the rapids, or scanning the wild nation from excessive promontory, he invitations us to claim, in a soul-satisfying second of popularity, “I understand that place.”
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Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A Memoir by Douglas Wood