Well here's another from the Northumberland trip. This one was taken on the beach at Bamburgh.
We parked the car in the car park, I don't know why I said that, it is kind of a logical place to park a car. Erm, anyway we left the car and walked down to the beach area, unfortunately there was a good stream of water running down the beach from the dunes to the sea, the only way to cross was to walk through it. I had my boots on, so as far as I was concerned this would not be a problem, right up until I got halfway across. The sand in the middle of the 8 foot wide stream was a tad soft, my feet began to sink, not really a good situation as the water rose above my ankles. Still not concerned as I trusted my boots were waterproof I carried on to the other side. Upon arrival I found that my trust had been misplaced and a tiny area of stitching on my boots had decided to become unwaterproof, this resulted in a tiny leak. The problem is the water was immensely cold and although it was a tiny amount of water it froze my entire foot.
The others crossed without a hitch, no leaks or wet feet for them. The trouble for me was that I knew I had to cross the water again to return to the car.
We finished the shoot and the dreaded moment arrived, I slowly waded in, sinking all the way. I finally reached the other side, nothing, not a drip had entered my boot. I have to say I was relieved, I also impressed, I must have the only pair of leather boots that come complete with self sealing stitching. I think it's a James Bond thing and they were actually meant to be supplied to Q branch, but accidently made it to the shelves of a warehouse and waited for me to purchase them. I wonder what other tricks they might do, maybe they have built in machine guns or if I stamp correctly leave a smoke screen to allow me to get away from an enemy. Just thinking, perhaps they have an ejector system on them, I'd best not press the red button just in case, I could end up being launched 20 feet in the air without my boots on, embarrassing.
I hope you like this one.
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