Tristan Gooley on How to Read Water in St Andrews

Thursday 9th June 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Tristan Gooley is a much loved author and trailblazer in ‘natural navigation’ – the art of finding your way with nature as your only guide. A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society, Gooley is an intrepid explorer!

Following on from his bestselling Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs, and encouraging us to look up from our maps or GPS, Gooley shares the skills needed to decipher the often overlooked patterns and habits of water in all of its various forms. From wild swimming in Sussex to the icy mysteries of the Arctic; from oceans and seas, to ponds, puddles, and raindrops, How to Read Water explains how to interpret patterns on beaches, how to read the sea using ancient Viking methods, and how to spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face. Natural navigation is not solely a survival skill, but a means of enriching journeys and engaging with our surroundings.

For walkers, fly-fishers, sailors, swimmers, photographers, artists, and those who simply cannot resist splashing in puddles, Gooley’s latest guide overflows with fascinating insights, written with his usual warmth, charm and humour.

Join us for an invigorating evening as we dive into the secret depths of the water that surrounds us.