Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A Memoir by Douglas Wood

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 come across with the promise and sweetness of nature that would final a life-time. Deep Woods, Wild Waters traces the winding course that carried Douglas wooden from one ask yourself to the subsequent, via a panorama of rocks, woods, and waters, with stops alongside the best way for questions and reflections that hyperlink human nature to the bigger mysteries of the ordinary world.

Like existence itself, the author’s approach isn't really linear. One landmark leads again to a favourite campsite, one other activates him to contemplate the “gospel of rocks,” one other launches him into the barren region past the stars—a contemplation of time and area and humanity’s position in it all. The author of thirty-four books, together with the vintage Old Turtle, and knowledgeable woodsman and wasteland 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 figuring out consultant, wooden maps a trip that, as he says, “anyone can take, via a panorama someone can know.” Turning the pages, climbing the portages, working the rapids, or scanning the wild nation from excessive promontory, he invitations us to assert, in a soul-satisfying second of popularity, “I comprehend that place.” 

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