Monday, July 21, 2008

Camping on The Olympic Peninsula

video

I still have SO much to learn about putting pictures and slide shows on my blog. I had comments that went with each photo but they did not show up on the slide show. It's a long slide show and that is why I did not use Flickr or PhotoBucket. It would have used up too much bandwidth and I refuse to cough up money and go Pro because most months I am well within the 100MB us free loaders are given. Anyway, if you scroll to about 3:42 on the slide show you will see my husband looking into his camera on the edge of the Quilcene River. We are on Falls View Canyon Trail #868. And where am I? To the left of the husband on my back in the rocky bed of a rivulet that feeds into the river. Me, who always tells my students "STAY on the path to the playground!" I went off the path, to get a better picture of course, and I fell, HARD on a slippery rock. I had the presence of mind to curl my head (Pilates comes in handy!)and raise my camera. I narrowly missed hitting my tail bone. But my oh my, do I have the bruise! (No I will NOT take a picture of it!) I managed the next hour of the hike with much more caution. I don't usually complain much about sleeping on the ground but that night I don't think I slept a wink. Ice and Ibuprofen seem to be doing the trick. Going home and sleeping in my own bed was a welcome relief!

3 comments:

Diana said...

I, too, have refused to ante up for the grander flickr. The slide show was wonderful. I can smell the Pacific NW air!

Anonymous said...

OUCH!! Trip sounds wonderful. Hope the bruises are better and you're ready for WI.

Mom

Eve said...

That is the best slideshow of a vacation I have seen this summmer. I loved it. The lavendar was so beautiful. I glad you all had so much fun but sorry you slipped and fell. People will do anything for that special shot. I know from experience. I ended up with some strange itch on my arms a few weeks ago. A little coritzone ceram and whining took care of it.