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Out for a Stroll

By Hop-A-Long  
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.
Thanks for looking and for any comments.

Tags: Horses Beach Sea Riding Bamburgh Landscape and travel

Voters: Jenny-D, EAS, pdunstan_Greymoon and 21 more

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20 Feb 2013 6:06PM
An excellent image,another great storyGrin..Lin

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Feb 2013 6:11PM
A beautiful scene, Andy, reminds me of days long gone, when I used to ride my horse along the sands. Loved the tale, too Wink Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Feb 2013 6:12PM
The wet leather may have swollen, sealing off the leak, Andy, but a good story nevertheless Smile Looks a lovely day for riding those beaches.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
20 Feb 2013 6:14PM
A great composition and I love the reflections. - gary
tamarisk 5 2
20 Feb 2013 6:59PM
Lovely shot and enjoyed your storySmile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 8:12PM
I love to see horses on the beach and this is a lovely capture of a group of them SmileSmile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
20 Feb 2013 8:18PM
I am laughing out loud at your fun commentary Andy - you do have a way of telling a story Smile

A very serene and peaceful scene. I've gone horseback riding on the beach and it can be quite lovely - unless it is your first time and you don't know how to reign in a horse........

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 9:10PM
I am going to suggest a heavy crop of the sky the picture is about the horses and riders a letterbox crop would suit this well, fine shot
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
20 Feb 2013 10:15PM
Great write up, so lovely a shot, Andy.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 10:26PM
Love the write up and image.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 10:49PM
Lovely open space - loved your story!

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