Posted by: xinyongtianhua | July 23, 2008

克莱齐噩梦 Nightmare of Crich

好久没有往我们的视窗空间上传图片或文字了,大概是因为克莱齐灯塔上的那一跤摔得太厉害,把兴趣给摔没了吧。那是今年二月初,春节刚过的一个星期天,早上起床后发现天气很好,决定应该到外面去溜一溜。翻开一本峰区的画册,发现附近不远(三十多公里)有一个叫克莱齐的小村外的山头上有一座古老的灯塔(现在是舍伍德森林人兵团的阵亡将士纪念碑),还没去过。早饭后即开车前往,不到一个小时就到了。兴致勃勃地沿着灯塔内的52级旋转石梯爬到塔顶,登高望远,很是舒畅。天华下楼后,新镛的摄影兴致还未消尽,继续专心在取景框里,不知道已经站在了楼梯口的边缘。往后一退,一下子就来了个后滚翻。幸好七、八步石梯后有一小平台,才没有一滚到底,免却了一场大难。但腰肌扭伤,一直疼了三个多月才逐渐恢复。回想起来,虽然有点后怕,但也是一个极好的经验教训,今后会要加倍小心了。过了五个多月,今天才从那天拍的照片中选了几张(“克莱奇春寒”)以为纪念。

Haven’t updated our Windows Live Spaces for quite a while. This might be due to the horrible falling-down in the Crich Tower, which crunched our interest in web updating. That was earlier this year, in February, the Sunday just after the Chinese New Year. We found a very nice day after getting up and decided to go out for a short excursion. In a photographic book about the Peak District, we found out a small village, called Crich, not far from where we live (just a little bit more than 30 km). There is an old beacon tower on the hill behind the village, which is now a memorial of the Sherwoods Foresters (a local milletary regiment). We got there in no more than an hour after breakfast. Climbing up to the top of the tower with great excitement following 52 steps of a spiral stone stair, we had a nice view of all hills and valleys of the surrounding areas. Took some photos of course. When Tianhua went down to the ground, Xinyong was still taking his last few photos. He was simply concentrated in his photo taking and not aware that he had moved to the edge of the stair. Suddenly, a careless one step backwards lead an unprepared falling back. Fortunately, a small landing stage after about seven or eight steps stopped further rolling down and avoided a fatal accident. Severe back muscle injury was of course unavoidable, which resulted in more than three months of backache. We always felt a bit horrified each time when we remember that incident. Anyway, it provides us a good lesson so that we know how to pay more attention to a similar situation in the future. Hope that all our friends and relatives also learn something from this incident. After five months, we finally selected a few photos taken at Crich uploaded to an album to remember that horrible day.

 


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