SD6357 : Strafe Attack at Wolfhole Crag!

5 km from Botton Head, Lancashire, Great Britain

Strafe Attack at Wolfhole Crag!
Strafe Attack at Wolfhole Crag!
This peaceful panorama from Wolfhole Crag of the distant peaks of Ingleborough (right) and Whernside (far left) was broken by the sudden appearance of a pair of World War Two type, single-prop fighter planes. I dived for cover amongst the large millstone grit boulders, the rock shrapnel being exploded at deadly velocity by the thud of .303 rounds hitting the ancient stone like hot meteorites. I caught some of these bullets in my teeth and densely-packed rucksack! As these terrors of the sky flew north towards the Yorkshire Dales - maybe to strafe Ribble Head Viaduct beyond yon mountains - I shook a defiant valiant fist towards them, spluttering and slavering unrepeatable curses. I was once stood under the above mentioned viaduct when these same scoundrels of the sky strafed the magnificent rail bridge, but there was no train in sight, so I presume it's personal; I am their target! So I could be dangerous company to be with, out in the wilderness! Yes there are two fighter planes here on the photo I managed to take between my curses; one is obvious (above wooden stake post on stone wall), the other a devilish black dot in line of approach towards Whernside peak on the left of the picture. With a dry mouth of fear yet Dunkirk-ish spirit I sat on a boulder and poured a most welcome brew. Then a deep sadness came over me. I remembered earlier in the dastardly fighter attack I had caught bullets in my teeth; reaching into my lead-peppered rucksack, my false teeth placed carefully in the pocket that morning were shattered into a hundred pieces. How was I ever going to eat my tripe 'n' onion sandwiches?
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6341 5784 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:0.9158N 2:33.5931W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6340 5782
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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