Before I took any of these shots…..I slipped over on the wet rocks!!
My hat and sunglasses went flying (the latter not to be found again) and I banged up my left arm pretty badly and I suspect cracked a rib or two. I say suspect, because I didn’t go and get it checked out mainly because spending a few hours in a Moroccan A&E wasn’t exactly high on my list of things to do and also because unless you break a rib to the point where it punctures a lung, then there isn’t really anything they can do……you just have to rest up and take pain killers.
Thankfully the camera remained undamaged and I was determined to take a few shots of the sunset before I hobbled back to the Riad:
Unfortunately I was in quite a lot of pain and discomfort for the remainder of the trip (and for three or four weeks when we got home) and although my darling wife did a great job of patching me up it did somewhat curtail what we had planned to do in the Atlas Mountains….our final stop on our mini tour of Morocco.
© Mark Simms Photography (2015)
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Great series of shots despite your mishap!
Cheers….the adrenaline had kicked in, so it wasn’t till I got back to the Riad that the pain really began to kick in.
Ouch! I hope you are all healed up now. The photographs are wonderful.
Thanks Laura….yes all healed now
Oh dear that was a shame , your photos have been lovely
Thanks Lynne, I’ve got a few to come from the Atlas Mountains but only from around the hotel
I like very much this works!
Oh no Mark! I hope you get better soon. The pictures are gorgeous so at least all was not lost lol. And whew yes…glad the camera is ok!
Thanks Laura….it was a few weeks ago so all healed now. When it happened my first thought was about the camera 😊
Ha! i know what you mean. I’m glad you’re healed up now! I’m behind the times here with the holidays.
The photographs are brilliant ! Hope you’ve recovered now.
Thanks….yes all recovered now 😊
Lovely series, Mark.
Sorry to hear about the accident. Hope you’re feeling much better now and all is healed.
Good to hear the camera is ok.
Now that’s the kind of thing that I usually do!!!! Sorry you were in such pain for the holiday. Well done for saving the kit and thanks for capturing those fabulous skies 🙂
I like the images a lot!!! I don’t like that you were hurt!!! Hopefully you are on the mend!
Oh yes all healed now….it was my own stupid fault, I could see the rocks were covered with seaweed and likely to be slippy!
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lovely images, and yes, like a true photographer, first thought is for the camera! Glad to hear you are all mended now, perhaps you will view seaweed covered rocks with a little more caution next time?
Thanks…….haha, I think my wife is hoping that too 😊
Such beautiful light! 🙂
Thanks……can’t take any credit for that, other than being there at the right time 😊
Glad you managed to capture it despite your injuries Mark. All fixed up now I hope!
Oh yes all fine now…..a scar on my left elbow that’s all