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Fun for the family

By moiral
Morning all. This is Camusdarach beach near Arisaig. Beautifully clear water just inviting folks in for a swim. Sometimes we do not pay attention to unseen dangers in such circumstances. The beautiful weather made many of us flock to beaches etc. Darren decided to go diving off one of the local harbour walls last month. Unfortunately the water was too shallow and he broke his neck. He is currently in a spinal unit in Glasgow. It is doubtful he will walk again. He is 24. I have just noticed that this shot is not straight, but no time to fix it. I won't catch up today as am off to visit my friend and her son Darren.

Tags: Arisaig Landscape and travel Camusdarach beach

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Aug 2013 7:25AM
What a sad story to accompany a beautiful image, Moira Sad Carol

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 7:29AM
I am voting for the straightened image, which will be absolutely delightful and of postcard quality.

So sad about Darren. Most of us survive being young and foolish without serious consequence, but sadly he has not. I wish you well in supporting your friend through this.
Canonshots 7 172 13 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 7:41AM
It's not straight - so what? For once I had not noticed. It is still a very pleasing image.

Best wishes to Darren. Such an easy mistake to make, with such drastic consequences. There but for fortune go you and I.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 7:54AM
So beautiful the whole scene Moira, and sad about Darren
lovely place to be swimming...did you go in there too?
good luck supporting the family
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Aug 2013 8:20AM
So sorry to hear about Darren: what a way to end up after a trip to the seaside.
The clear water and blue/green colours are so much a part of the west coast further north, highlighted by the sunny conditions.
Very tempting to swim there but dangers do exist to catch the unwary.
Beautiful bay and I just wish I were there right now under these it will be looking rather different, I fear.
All the best to Darren and his family.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
15 Aug 2013 8:24AM
This is such a lovely photo of this lovely beach Moira !! A very sad report of the young man !!
15 Aug 2013 10:01AM
A sad tale indeed Moira, and sadly again it seems to happen every year in the UK, people jump into water and come out different people.
Darren and his family will be devastated, lets hope it's a reminder to others to take care.

The seas on the west coast are beautiful and the sand reflects the light back with spectacular results for photographers.

9 10 10 England
15 Aug 2013 10:01AM
This looks a lovely beach but I hope that parents keep an eye on their dare devil offsprings!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
15 Aug 2013 11:55AM
This is a lovely image of a beautiful beach.
So sad to hear about your friend's son Darren,I do hope things will not be as bad as they think.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
15 Aug 2013 1:11PM
Good lines of composition
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
15 Aug 2013 1:27PM
Sad story from a beautiful place!! Great image Moira!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Aug 2013 4:28PM
What a sad story about Darren Sad How we could avoid such disasters with hindsight.
A very lovely little cove here Moira, I could go paddling in there....Smile
Trev Smile
15 Aug 2013 9:02PM
This looks like the Mediterranean Moira - but as your tale shows looks can be so deceptive.

Take care,


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