What can I say...... Climbing Bridal Veil Falls in British Columbia with a full backpack of camera equipment was easy. Getting back down, well, that was a different story. I was so eager to get up to the top and start shooting, I didn't notice how difficult it was to get back down.
And thats why I'm laying in bed with a full case of sciatica down the right side of my leg and seriously pulled muscles in my right calf.
Two weeks of constant pain and no relief in site.
The doc even says theres not much that can be done.
So, here I lay typing away and enjoying the editing of some of the images I took.
The decline was so steep and laced with loose dirt, gravel and large rocks, that when I started my decent, I instantly slipped and nearly went own the side on my back with my camera gear on my back!
Damaging my camera gear was out of the question.
So what did I do?
I ran down, jumping side to side from one large rock to the other like a football player
running through tires.
I must have looked like Rambo running through the forest.
The funny thing about it too is that the movie Rambo First Blood was filmed only 10km away from where I was.
Once at the bottom, my legs were shaking like a leaf. And I didn't remember Rambo having any problems.
But I did.
And did it good.
And now I'm paying for it. lol
But it was worth it in the shots I took, but never again....
In the trucking business, theres a saying.
Well, more like an idea that, all accidents are preventable.
"Don't put yourself in a situation to begin with"
So, lesson learned.
The doc said it can last from 3 weeks to 3 months and I'm pissed. It's the beginning of fall and the leaves are starting to change and I realize I might miss out on some photographic opportunities.
(way to go Rambo)
So Im gonna have to suck it up, get healed and head back out with the camera as soon as I can.
I can feel it calling to me.
But in the meantime, this will be a great opportunity to finally clear out all of my unwanted RAW files and maybe re-edit some older images.
All is not lost, life is good. Cheers!