Thursday, February 09, 2012

Please add 20 minutes swimming time...

Station lake

10.00pm: Route home blocked by a thigh-high lake at Penrith Railway Station. Please add 20 minutes swimming time to the length of your usual journey.

Fallen tree

10.20pm: Alternate route blocked by massive, fallen pine tree. Please add 20 more minutes climbing time to your journey.

Fallen tree 2

Footpath totally obscured by greenery for two house-lengths.

Fallen tree 3

Still passing the fallen pine tree. Never realised that particular one was so tall. The air smells like Christmas.

1 comment:

Therin of Andor said...

One poor woman was almost in tears. No way to get to her car and wondering if it was even drivable. A guy offered us both a lift through the deepest bit - but when the water is higher than the wheels, I'm sure it ain't safe, and I didn't really fancy spending a night trapped in a stranger's car, in the middle of a lake, at 10pm.

I declined, and went home the *other* way and encountered the fallen tree!