birding on crutches

To: Tony Russel <>, 'Birding Aus' <>
Subject: birding on crutches
From: Geoff Price <>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:41 +1000
Tony, please don't make your, ahem, invention sound too much like a dare - I am incapable of resisting them and it was a dare that wrecked my knee in the first place! Hanging a third crutch around my neck whilst birding from a skateboard with opaque goggles and a straightjacket may be possible - but I don't really want to be the cadaver in the morgue that proves it's not!! (But part of me really does want to know ... )


On 17/04/2011 1:39 PM, Tony Russel wrote:
If you got a third crutch you could fix your bins to the second rung and
hook the top of the crutch over your neck and still look through the bins.

Tony the inventor.

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Denise
Sent: Sunday, 17 April 2011 9:40 AM
To: Gemfyre; Birding Aus
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] birding on crutches

Hi Belinda
Nice to hear from you.  I hope your knee is healed.

I've found my office chair great for getting around home, but I've got work
in Kakadu that involves "rough spots"! I'm thinking of getting a knee crutch
if it hasn't healed by early May.

on 17/4/11 9:14 AM, Gemfyre at  wrote:

It really depends where you're birding.  When I badly injured my knee and
was on crutches for about 4 months I ended up hiring a wheelchair - that
I could get around spots where there were paths easily without exhausting
myself, and I still had my hands free.

I didn't even attempt spots with rough terrain.

Belinda Forbes
Stirling W.A.

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