More photos from the walk

Here is a set showing how we crossed the muddy valley:

more_mud

First John goes over and then skirts the really boggy mud

NextIMG_20200117_120049

Next Katie climbs over

IMG_20200117_120109

Now Richard climbs over. Note how Katie turns up the hill avoiding the worst place, but Richard forgets and goes downwards, only to get stuck in the deepest mud. Chris Bulpett, watching and taking these photos, comes across and with Robin (seen behind Richard at the stile) they eventually manage to rescue Richard, pulling him out of the bog.  Up on the slope I watch, and laugh at their exertions (which do look funny) only to slip myself and land in the mud.

IMG_0056

With a bad left knee and wonky right hip, I can’t get up, and my feet keep slipping away on the slippery slope, until the rescuers come.  Serves me right for laughing!

mud

Even Nat came to help. The photo doesn’t show how slippery and steep the slope was.  At one point it felt like we all might slide down together, but somehow it all worked out. Chris who took these photos had earlier had a big slip himself, while in Tutshill Woods. He was wearing waterproofs, luckily.  The one person to keep really clean of mud was John, none of us know how he managed it so well!

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s