A week ago, after that big rainy Saturday morning, I took another fall right on these wet boards. That boardwalk has been slick before but never dumped me; maybe it’s that I’m walking with the grain now rather than against it? I don’t know – maybe that’s silly. But Saturday after the rain it was slick as snot and my meat foot went out from under me in what has become the classic style.
I was uninjured. This time. But all the way down I thought about the nearly two years I’ve been recovering from my last bad fall. Still not 100% and don’t ever expect to be but I’m mostly recovered. Don’t want a replay.
I was planning to replace the traction tape I use on the top step anyway, because it’s getting ragged. But that stuff isn’t very durable and costs $2.50/foot locally. For the larger boardwalk I need a better solution.
Also the obligatory yes, yes, I know I need a handrail.