The water was getting up pretty high, but other cars were going
through. “Do I turn around and go up the long way?” I thought.
“No. Bugger it.” I went through. The water came up to door level. My heart was pounding.
You know it’s dangerous, but you think it won’t happen because
you have grown up with it – we’re used to coming across water on the road.
We’re used to making that decision: drive through or don’t.
Mostly, it’s a “yes-decision”, even when it should be no.
It was getting late and I had to get home. I misjudged the depth
of the water and the car started drifting – like a boat.
I thought I was gone, but the movement of the water slowly pushed me
out further and further. Unbelievably, the car scraped the road – and by some miracle – I was out.