Monday

Into The Drink

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Although I travel earlier than most, predawn, to a hunting position, I once found another hunting party already in my intended position. I walked further down, into an unfamiliar area.
 
While walking through about 25 yards of cattails, I stepped into a bottomless hole between the cattail that was only slightly as big around as I was. I went right down and bobbed right back up with enough buoyancy & momentum to step out of the hole on my knees.
 
There was no moon and I could not believe how stupid I had been. I was wearing a full life jacket, so when I fell into this bottomless column of icy water, I was shot back out. What a miracle.  

4 comments:

Outdoor Blogger Network said...

Yikes!
I've always worried about falling into a hole somewhere and no one finding me.

Glad it worked out and I'm glad you were wearing a life jacket.

Ricky Anderson said...

Wow! Sounds like a rather scary event. Glad your ok.

River Mud said...

No bueno - been there, luckily, not by myself.

The Reverend Fowl ™ said...

I did not realize there can be so much space underneath the cattails. Makes one wonder what or who may be down there.