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River Esk, River Esk, Seems so innocent and harm-less

River Esk, River Esk, Seems so innocent and harm-less
By the time I reached Lealholm, I'd missed the mid-afternoon train back to Whitby, so I decided to spend some time exploring the village, write a few postcards for my friends and family in Canada, and have dinner and wait for the last train of the day to Whitby.

River Esk at Lealholm is not deep, though the water flows fairly fast. It's so innocent-looking, who knew in a little less than 10 seconds, my camera would die right here?

River Esk, O little River Esk
Seems so innocent and harm-less
Alas but looks can be deceiving,
Just ask the photographer grieving!
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*** Seconds after this photo was taken, when I was picking up the camera, the strap was caught by the stepping stone and I lost my grip, the camera fell into the river and floated away! In hingsight it's hilarious (not at the time though), I jumped into the river to chase after my camera. I got it back, the camera died, but thankfully the images survived after drying for 10 days. Subsequently I had to buy a new camera at Jessops in York the following day : (

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