28th April. Buggeration

Running a bit late this morning and coupled with the heavy rain I decided to check Orgreave from the old Treeton Workshops site, which is even further away but gives a more panoramic view. A quick scan of the edge revealed no notable waders but a scan of the water revealed a unusual looking blob that looked like a Long-tailed Duck. On scoping it in the now heavier rain I was convinced that that was exactly what it was so decided to head for the footbridge for better views. Unfortunately on approaching the bridge area a loud bang emitted from under the car suggesting that all was not well. I got out, got better views of the Long-tailed and then checked the car. It became apparent that the front suspension spring had given up the ghost (another reason to stay off the pies) and that the car was going nowhere - buggeration. Fortunately the rain stopped and I managed to get some nearly record shots whilst waiting for the car to be recovered.

With the benefit of hindsight this is clearly a drake - fool!

Miles away

Beware the big bump

3 comments:

Ipin said...

OUCH!

thedrunkbirder said...

That's a bugger just when you get the kitchen done...

Mark said...

These things are sent to try us. Back up and running and 150 quid worse off.