The weather has been terrible lately (my neck of the woods anyway). The wife got distracted for 5 mins so i decided to nip out for a stalk before she had time to think of reasons not to.
Arrived at the forest which was unfortunately still flooded from the weeks worth of torrential rain. Some of the rides had turned into rivers but i reasoned that the day was to be dry and that to return home would be to admit defeat. Mistake No.1
Slogged into the forest which took 5 times longer than usual due to the constantly moving mud, fording the floods etc. 30 mins in and my legs were plastered with mud and i was chuffing like a steam train. The deer must have had a right laugh.
An hours or so in and I then got distracted (mainly due to mentally kicking myself and being miserable) and walked right into a sink hole. Fortunately years of training took over and i threw the rifle forward and onto safe ground but i was now stuck waist deep in thick mud. Mistake No.2
I did panic when i realised just how thick the mud was and how i'd now sunk down to my chest. The 15mins or so it took to swim out seemed like hours and i can't ever remember being so knackered. Lying there panting away, i realised that i hadn't told the wife where exactly i was and my mobile was now completely knackered due to being in my pocket when falling in. Mistake No3
Dragging my sorry self back to the car, i then had to strip off my trousers, boots and socks and drive partially nude due to not having a change of clothes in the car and taking the wife's car which has an expensive leather interior. Mistake No4 & 5
I am now officially a numpty!