Over at the geograph website, one of my photographs has just won "picture of the week" for Week 48. It was chosen from 2235 eligible images. This is the second time in 2019 that I have won "picture of the week" and I am as pleased as punch.
As you can see, my winning picture is of rock climbers in Derbyshire. They were tackling a tricky climb on Froggatt Edge. The sunlight was co-operative that day as I rambled by without a mobile phone or any emergency gear whatsoever - mad fool that I am.
Very soon I am going into the city centre to walk by The River Don. I want to photograph the point where the subterranean River Sheaf enters the Don by Blonk Street Bridge. This time I will be taking all necessary survival aids - including rope, sleeping bag, tent, a medical kit, snow shoes, a compass, a GPS beacon, food for three days, a gallon of water, a St Bernard dog, a canoe and a mountain rescue team in a Land Rover..
I have told Shirley that if I am not back home by nightfall to send out helicopters and a police search team. After all, walking is a dangerous activity - probably far more dangerous than the pastime illustrated in my winning picture. You can never be too careful can you?