A journey up and down the River Findhorn
Jamie Whittle, traveller and environmental lawyer, returns to his origins by the river Findhorn in Morayshire to make the journey from its mouth to its source on foot, and to return again by canoe. it is familiar ground, but made new after his many travels about the world. From the interaction of traveller and river there arises a new lyricism that speaks of energy, dangers, wild places, of bounty taken from hard landscapes, of beauty and risk.
‘White River is a passionate and astute piece of work. A journey-book in the tradition of Basho’s Narrow Road To A Far Province, mixing poetry, prose and meditation, White River follows the Findhorn from its sea-mouth to its source up in the Monadhliaths. Jamie Whittle is never blind to modernity’s grip on the river, but never deaf to the river’s old magic either.’