Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Failure Of Common Sense
"Not, I'm bound to say, the smartest place in North America to position oneself."
Bill Bryson was talking about standing in Centralia, PA (a town that sits on top of a coal fire that has been burning for more than 50 years) when he wrote these words in his book 'A Walk In The Woods,' but they popped unbidden into my brain this afternoon in connection with a cache I was hunting.
The picture below is of an abandoned (sturdy, thankfully) railroad trestle. What it fails to adequately convey is the 50-foot drop to the streambed below on either side. Or the image of me belly-flat on said railroad trestle, fishing down between the timbers with a hook on the end of a long stick.
This is a really crazy hobby, said the spider to the fly...