It was a really dull day so I found taking photos was quite a technical challenge, to get a high enough shutter speed to capture the movement - and the figures looked more like silhouettes against the sky. It was fun to watch though and it confirmed that many people are a whole lot braver than I! I'm not sure you'd get me doing it, even for charity.
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Zipping the Cow
A couple of friends of mine from the camera club were doing a sponsored zip-wire leap from the top of the Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley. I went along to watch and cheer them on. It was to raise money for the Sue Ryder charity, an organisation that supports people through terminal illness, neurological conditions and bereavement via its network of centres, hospices and home care. A very worthy cause; charity fundraising has been badly hit by the Covid pandemic.
The photos I'm showing are not my friends, but they will give you some idea of the nerve they needed to do it. It was a long wire, from the top of the rocks down beyond the café at the bottom and they certainly did 'zip' along it!