It was cold, it was windy, and he was tired and hungry after a long walk. I’m talking about one of my neighbours.
Suddenly he was standing in front of a flooded path in the bog and he didn’t want to go a detour to reach home.
I can easily balance on a wooden log, he thought.
Maybe it was the idea of freshly brewed coffee and newly baked buns, which left the doubt off.
It all went well, right up until one of the wooden logs gave in to the weight.
The boot slipped on the greasy surface, and he fell into the bog. He couldn’t reach the bottom with his feet but managed to grab one of the wooden logs and pull himself up on the path.
The stench of the rotten bog water, and the cold weather made him capitulate.
He phoned home. But he had to sit on a thick layer of newspapers all the way.
It’s a funny story, but only because of a happy ending.
Always remember your packed lunch and leave only your footprints behind ❤
Det var koldt, det var blæsende, og han var træt og sulten efter en lang gåtur. Jeg taler om én af mine naboer.
Nu stod han foran en oversvømmet sti i mosen, og han ønskede ikke at tage en omvej for at komme hjem.
Jeg kan nemt balancere på træstammen, tænkte han.
Måske var det ideen om friskbrygget kaffe og nybagte boller, der efterlod enhver tvivl.
Det hele gik godt, indtil én af træstammerne gav efter for vægten.
Støvlen gled på den fedtede overflade, og han faldt i mosen.
Han kunne ikke nå bunden med fødderne, men formåede at gribe fat i én af træstammerne og trække sig op på stien.
Stanken af det rådne mosevand, og kulden fik ham til at kapitulere.
Han ringede hjem. Men han var nødt til at sidde på et tykt lag aviser hele vejen.
Det er en sjov historie, men kun fordi det gik godt.
God tur, husk endelig madpakken og efterlad kun dine fodspor ❤
20 thoughts on “Never make a decision on an empty stomach”
Glad it turned out all right in the end…but fortunately it usually does…Thank you for the story!
Thanks a lot, Leya. One really have to be careful concerning bogs and marches. We have a forest nearby where horse and rider sunk into the bog. The rider came up on solid ground, but the horse disappeared forever.
Still there are accidents in the forest, despite the warning signs.
Leya, I have other stories from the same forest though without any victims luckily.
Never leave home without a chewy bar in the pocket or pack… 🙂 (for emergency use only… not for snacking!) Well that the theory.
Hi David. So true! Always be prepared 😊
I am always prepared…though I never was a Boy Scout! 🙂
Some things can be experienced 😊😎
I’m sure we (walkers) have all been there. I bet they were cold, but glad to get home safely. Now, next time….?
Hi Mike. You are right about the cold. Walking in different environments can be challenging from time to time 😊
I had a ‘funny’ experience in a marsh in Norway once but not as seriously as falling into the water.
My friend lost his shoe ‘bog hopping’ across Nine Standards Rigg on the classic Wainwright Coast to Coast walk. He retrieved it but wasn’t happy. The rest of us laughee though! 😁
Bogs are great when it comes to laughing 😊
Great story, Mike!!
PS You can read one of my favourite posts about bogs here: http://cumbrianrambler.blogspot.com/2012/11/survival-tips-for-bog-bound.html
I hate to laugh at someone else’s misfortune, but you tell this tale so well, Hanna! I’m glad the story had a happy ending — and even happier that you accompanied it with your lovely photos.
Thank you, Heide. I’m glad you were entertained!!
I once fell off a mountain, fell into a brook and sank into a bog – but luckily not at the same time 😊😊
Thank goodness you didn’t do all three of those at the same time, Hanna — because for sure I would not have been able to contain my laughter. 🙂 All joking aside, I hope none of these incidents injured you.
No significant injury, Heide 😊 – for that I’m grateful!!
It’s good to read your neighbour (? 🙂 ) made it home safely albeit wet. The coffee must have tasted extra well. 🙂 Inviting pictures by the way.
Peter, are you implying that I should be involved in the bog accident? 😊
Not this time! Though I never neglected an opportunity to entertain 😁
Glad you like the pictures. The water reservoirs are restored at the moment.
Comments are closed.