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Thanks all. It's one I really like, particularly because I actually took it with a broken wrist. :snaphappy:

We'd had a week of exceptionally cold weather - by UK standards at least, not unusual conditions for some of you in Canada and the northern States. It had been about -20 C, -4 F for a week, and I'd been told the River Avon was freezing over - a very rare event here. I was determined to get a photo or two, and on the way down to the river slipped on the icy road and landed badly on my wrist. It stung at the time, but seemed OK so I carried on. It was only after taking the photos that it started to hurt like mad and swell up. When I got home, my dear wife bundled me into the car, straight off to A&E to get it looked at. The hospital were great (y) - they had so many people coming in with limb injuries from falls that they had set up a virtual production line, with extra staff on duty. Within 30 minutes it was X-rayed, diagnosed by a doctor, splinted and I was on my way home. It was out of action for 6 weeks - no driving (or photography).

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What a bummer @CeeJayH and hope it has healed up nicely for you. But look it was so worth the effort and all you went through cuz you won this contest and got such a wonderful prize for it..................oh wait, sorry no prize other than our thank you's for sharing such a lovely photo w/all of us!
Just be careful from now on in the icy conditions or learn to ice skate
 

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Nice story! Here you would have been in the ER for hours to take care of that wrist, maybe even sent to a specialist. Glad you got the shot.
 

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Like a disaster drill, glad they were set up and ready. When you are not used to ice, snow, freeze it can catch a lot by surprise. I love to walk but will not walk if there is white or wet roads and it is freezing, good old black ice. You think it is water, next thing you know flat on butt.
 
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CeeJayH, Great picture and sorry about your wrist. Bones can mend and the main thing is not to hit your head! I have been to Stratford upon Avon because there was a fairly famous english writer of plays from there. Am I correct that Avon is close?
 
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CometKeith,
the Avon is the same river - it winds its way from Stratford down to Pershore where I live, eventually flowing into the Severn south of Worcester just a few miles further on.

Stratford is a great place to visit, very popular with tourists. We're fortunate to live so close, and go to the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre a few times every year. A first-rate theatre company, and a wonderful venue. http://www.rsc.org.uk/

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Chris, That looks like a nice place to visit. We did the usual tourist thing when we were there riding around in a tour bus. I remember liking the roof on Anne Hathaway's house. There are a number of well known Shakespeare Festivals and theaters here in the Midwest. This is one we like to go to because it is outside and the plays are a lot of fun. http://www.doorshakespeare.com/
 
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Worcestershire is beautiful indeed. I was in Pershore two or three years ago. It is hard to believe it has been that cold there! I lived in Ontario till 1991 and then moved to the west coast where cold is -5C, because I was fed up with cold and ice, but things are so crazy now in terms of weather. May your wrist heal quickly!
 
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Thanks all. It's one I really like, particularly because I actually took it with a broken wrist. :snaphappy:

We'd had a week of exceptionally cold weather - by UK standards at least, not unusual conditions for some of you in Canada and the northern States. It had been about -20 C, -4 F for a week, and I'd been told the River Avon was freezing over - a very rare event here. I was determined to get a photo or two, and on the way down to the river slipped on the icy road and landed badly on my wrist. It stung at the time, but seemed OK so I carried on. It was only after taking the photos that it started to hurt like mad and swell up. When I got home, my dear wife bundled me into the car, straight off to A&E to get it looked at. The hospital were great (y) - they had so many people coming in with limb injuries from falls that they had set up a virtual production line, with extra staff on duty. Within 30 minutes it was X-rayed, diagnosed by a doctor, splinted and I was on my way home. It was out of action for 6 weeks - no driving (or photography).

Chris
Hope your ok Chris its been very cold down our neck of the woods too but not near as cold enough to freeze the Tamar in saying that we have had frost and frozen water still not time for the crampons in Plymouth infact we have 11 c here today .
Though it hurt my friend the photo was worth your pain and suffering well done , putting my back out two weeks ago I can wholey sympathize with you pain



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