Yesterdays Hike and a crash landing

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    *Nick*
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    Here’s a few from todays hike.   We drove up north past Flesherton to Eugenia Falls. Never been there before but we’re off this week so we thought we’d have a day trip/ Was about 2 hours drive   including a pee break for Sadie, and coffee and butter tarts for us    Lovely day, sunny, no wind but quite cold  — only 2 degrees

    Top of Eugenia Falls
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    Oh ya, there was some white fluffy stuff
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    Happy Girlie
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    A bit of the surrounding area
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    Down the road a bit was a place called Hoggs Falls.  Unfortunately we didn’t get to explore this very much as 5 minutes after I took the following picture……………………………..

    I fell off the cliff edge and fell 20 feet to the bank of the river below  :hurt:

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    #70265
    Anonymous
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    Did you say you had a naughty word or two  :agree: hope you landed in one piece did Sadie follow.
    Lovely pictures
    Val

    #70266
    DawnG
    Member

    Lovely pictures, hope you are ok after your fall.

    #70267
    GSPmad
    Member

    gorgeous pics nick, what did i say about not making me jealous.  >:D

    sadie is so beautiful.  :-*

    hope you are ok you plum!!  ;D bet you’re a bit sore today!

    #70268
    *Nick*
    Member

    Actually I got very lucky. I was moving to a spot to get a better picture of the falls when I slipped on the mud, tumbled backwards, bounced off the cliff face and landed on my back in a bunch of broken branches, Somehow missed the rocks.  Ended up with a cracked thumb, bruised thigh, a scratch on my face, bruised ribs and a badly wrenched neck.

    All in all got away easy. Upset the wife and Sadie a great deal though .

    J said she had enough time during the fall to say 3 OhMyGods before I hit bottom  :canadian:    Sadie was on lead at the time, in a sit, apparently as soon as I fell she jumped to attention and stared at J with a very concerened look. J quickly tied her to a tree, then came to help me. After I managed to climb out she was still sitting on high alert and cried and cried as I went over to hug her.  :-* :-*

    Apparently I didn’t yell or swear on the way down ,, It’s quite remarkable how many things go through your head in such a short period of time  :crazy:

    very sore today  :hurt:

    #70269
    Anonymous
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    Not nice  :boooo: bet you are sore today
    Val

    [quote author=*Nick* link=topic=12775.msg246581#msg246581 date=1224765859]
    Actually I got very lucky. I was moving to a spot to get a better picture of the falls when I slipped on the mud, tumbled backwards, bounced off the cliff face and landed on my back in a bunch of broken branches, Somehow missed the rocks.  Ended up with a cracked thumb, bruised thigh, a scratch on my face, bruised ribs and a badly wrenched neck.

    All in all got away easy. Upset the wife and Sadie a great deal though .

    J said she had enough time during the fall to say 3 OhMyGods before I hit bottom  :canadian:    Sadie was on lead at the time, in a sit, apparently as soon as I fell she jumped to attention and stared at J with a very concerened look. J quickly tied her to a tree, then came to help me. After I managed to climb out she was still sitting on high alert and cried and cried as I went over to hug her.  :-* :-*

    Apparently I didn’t yell or swear on the way down ,, It’s quite remarkable how many things go through your head in such a short period of time  :crazy:

    very sore today  :hurt:
    [/quote]

    #70270
    GSPmad
    Member

    ow nick, blimmin eck!!  😮 glad you got lucky with your branches – we couldn’t have done with you going missing to hospital or anything, but boy all that must hurt.  :-*

    #70271

    blimey nick….looks beautiful though…is that a tracker you have on sadie collar…or a cow bell  🙂

    #70272
    *Lassie*
    Member

    The last picture is stunning Nick but not stunning enough to fall off a cliff for 😮
    Hope you feel better soon :-* :-*

    #70273
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Stunning pics – love the scenery and teh action shot of sadie running.  ;D

    Hope you feel better soon!

    #70274

    Ouch Nick, glad you’re OK, must still be sore eh? :hurt:

    Stunning pics, really good quality, reminded me I need a new camera, it’s so dull and grey here today, I long for crisp winter days with blue skies  :yes:

    #70275

    stunning pics, glad your ok :-*

    #70276
    Anonymous
    Guest

    What a fab place to walk, your so lucky, hope your feeling better soon, plenty of Arnica for thiose bruises!!

    #70277
    *Nick*
    Member

    Thanks everyone for the kind words, I’ll be alright…not the first time I’ve fallen off a cliff  😀 :laugh:

    I see it mentioned here a great deal but I’ve no idea what Arnica is  :confused:

    am taking Robax which takes the edge off so I can at least get moving and keep everything loose.  Besides, Sadie still needs her walk today  ;D

    It really was a beautiful spot, definitely one we’ll return to in the future.

    Very proud of Sadie and J, both kept their heads  :-*

    #70278
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Arnica Montana – to give it its proper name – is also known as Leopard’s Bane, mountain tobacco and sneezewort. Found mainly in the mountains of Europe and in Siberia, this homeopathic remedy is made from the dried roots or sometimes the dried flowers of the plant.

    As a remedy, the most popular ways of using Arnica are either as a cream, which can be used on chilblains, sprains and bruises, or as a homeopathic remedy to help encourage recovery from injury or surgery. The remedies are available as pillules, small tablets that are placed on the tongue and sucked or chewed until they dissolve.

    Arnica works by stimulating the activity of white blood cells which process congested blood, and by dispersing trapped fluids from joints and muscles and bumped and bruised tissue. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities and it is these that help to reduce pain and swelling as well as improving wound healing.

    🙂

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