A Dark Day prt4

The Fact

The Fact

That morning we left our ‘Ferienhaus’ in ‘Eifelpark Kronenburger See’ and biked West. We followed the ‘Kylltal-Radweg’ to the border with Belgium. In Belgium it changed it’s name in ‘RAVeL L45a’. It was a nice ride through glowing, green hillsides. And then there was that wooden sign, while I was biking a little behind. ‘Wasserbüffel’, it said… In a wood in Belgium… Amazed I looked down the slope and there, in a yellow ocher mud-pool, they were; real water buffalo’s… It all happened in a split second; I looked forward again, to share the excitement with my wife; but she had stopped abruptly and there wasn’t enough time in that split second to avoid a collapse. She immediately knew that things were wrong; broken left wrist. Twenty minutes later we were in an ambulance, heading for the hospital in Sankt Vith, while two very nice and helpful Dutch people took care of our bikes… The people in the hospital were kind and relaxed; and pretty soon it was clear that surgery was needed… I was worried; felt guilty and had a moment that I truly hoped that it was all a bad dream; but is was not… although I didn’t have a scratch…

(looks best full screen; click once; and once more on the image and then F11)

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15 comments
    • Thanks Peter! It looks pretty good without the ‘c’. Long way to go with the wrist..

  1. Take care and heal…. those are some swollen fingers.

  2. Well, accidents happen, my friend – and I rather admire you for taking this photo and posting it. This is real life, and you’ve captured it. A 🙂

    • ‘This is real life’.. as well; that’s exactly why I shot and posted this, Adrian, with permission of course… And finding the words is also a kind of ‘aftercare’ for me..

      • Yes, I can very much understand the “aftercare” idea, most likely its been therapeutic. A 🙂

        • In Dutch we have a nice verb for it: ‘uiten’ (translated that is: to express) literaly it would be: ‘to out’…

  3. I’m sorry. I didn’t pay close attention to the previous post, so this is a surprise. All my good wishes to you.

  4. Dina said:

    All the best and s speedy recovery for A!

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