Originally posted by Pete7
...take a video camera with you...
- There are moments when a video camera is the number one necessity, but never have I had one at the right moment. Now these are times when other people suffer terrible misfortune, but never mind sympathy and compassion, we need a laugh (and the £250 from ITV!!!)
a couple of incidents when I wished I had the camcorder:
1. boy roller skates along pavement, watching traffic (yes, you've probably guessed it...) - he goes straight into a lamp post
2. Kingsbridge, at top of the estuary above Salcombe, tide ebbing fast, chap decides to launch SIB. He drags it over the mud flats to the trickle of water that's left and once the SIB is in the water starts the outboard. But the little water that's left pushes him back to the muddy bank. He puts the engine in reverse, but too late - stuck! Whilst trying to push off with one of the oars, the engine, still in reverse, digs into the mud and constantly throws the black sludgy stuff all over him and slowly fills the boat. Yuch!