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More accurately, he was going one way, another cyclist was going another, his guitar got caught on the side of the bridge and he stayed with it but his bike went forwards and into the canal.

So he took off his guitar and jumped in to get it!


We would have talked more, but he had to get to work
18th Jul 2006, 10:29   | tags:,,,,

Spike says:

i really like the top shot, such joy, and i only assume thanks for the joyous sunny day!

nice captures D

18th Jul 2006, 10:33

Dhamaka says:

he's a really cool Aussie bloke. Getting wet on the way to work was just part of the fun of his day :D

18th Jul 2006, 10:35

Spike says:

surely it would be for any one?!?

i try my hardest to get wet on the way to work, but my works not that exciting :P

18th Jul 2006, 10:37

Cool, Top shot is briliant. love the way he took it in his stride and got on with it..

18th Jul 2006, 11:08

Thank you SFG! :D

*raises eyes to heaven at Spike
*thinks better of it
*raises one eyebrow instead

18th Jul 2006, 11:10

Spike says:

most importantly though, his guitar didnt get wet!

one eyebrow is ok for me!

18th Jul 2006, 11:12

Viv says:

both shots great - super contrasts in second - good story too

18th Jul 2006, 11:16

paintist says:

very enjoyable blog... :-)

18th Jul 2006, 11:29

Dhamaka says:

:-)
thanks guys

18th Jul 2006, 12:09

what a fabulous story :D i echo the guitar safety sentiments!

18th Jul 2006, 12:25

factotum says:

I like the second photo as well. It shows how the incident happened but it's a strong picture in its own right.

18th Jul 2006, 12:43

eroika says:

Both shots are fantastic, what a beautiful spot to fall in ;-)

18th Jul 2006, 12:56

Dhamaka says:

:-) thank you MSCMoblog, factotuma nd eroika

18th Jul 2006, 14:40

Caine says:

Terrific shots! He looks so pleased his guitar stayed dry and his bike was recovered with a nice wash! :)

18th Jul 2006, 15:56

Dhamaka says:

:-)

18th Jul 2006, 16:56