Thursday, 15 January 2009

Chickened Out.........


30yrs ago when I was all of 19 and full of verbal ......... I worked at this power station as it was being built, every lunch time we used to go to the canteen with the steeple jacks who were building the towers, when they got to the topping out stage ( finishing the chimney tops ) one of the lads dared me to climb up to the rim and walk around it................................... well I replied "easy lets go."


Ha, ha, seeing them go up the ladders tied to the side of the chimneys looked simple, its not until you see that its only two metal hooks going into bolts set in the concrete that holds the ladder on that you think. S##T well I went two thirds or so up the side and then my arms hurt, my feet hurt and it then took me twice as long to come down :-) lol they did take the pee a lot afterwords.


So seeing these today brought back good memories that I thought might bore the tears out of you all...he,he


wilky

6 comments:

Mel said...

no way in the world could I even climb up there, I get nervous changing light bulbs!

PLPortraiture said...

EXCELLENT Capture!

snaphappee said...

I love the story with this one! You sure wouldn't find me climbing anything like that!

Tess said...

Not in a million years would I have even gotten 2/3 up those things! Hats off to you! :)

Brittany said...

That made me laugh. You're CRAZY!

Sandra said...

LOL - great story and capture to go with it. I dunno, I might have tried too.