Sunday, September 14, 2008

A New Twist

The term Spanish water torture is used in Europe and the UK, this term often refers to a variation of waterboarding used during the Spanish Inquisition.

"Victims were strapped down so that they could not move, and cold water was then dripped slowly on to a small area of the body. The forehead was found to be the most suitable point for this form of torture: prisoners could see each drop coming, and after long durations were gradually driven frantic as an increasing hollow would form in the centre of the forehead."

Now let's put a new twist on that! Let's pack four people into a box. Say a box made of, oh I don't know, fiber glass and canvas. Yes that will do nicely. Now instead of one drop let's use a lot of drops. And let's not make it a slow drip, let's make it a lot of drips, all very random and for a very long time. Like say 14 or 15 hours. Surly this will drive them crazy!

I can say I survived this kind of madness and I lived to tell about it! Another hour or two and I surely would have been pushed over the edge. But thankfully about 7:30am yesterday morning the rain stopped and we were able to come out of "our box". The rest of our weekend was prime camping! Absolutely the best camping we've done (ok I know this is only our 3rd time out this year but it was really good). I'll post some pictures later......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love that picture!