We were walking along by a stream - the nearest Malta has to a river.
The stream ran along the bottom of a gully with high (10-15 feet) stone walls along either side.
We came to a part where the stream was criss-crossing the path, causing everyone to tread very carefully to avoid too much in the way of wet feet. I was at the back of the line and stopped to look around. I had an IDEA!
Leaping across the stream, I landed on the far bank and was able to walk along it, hugging the stone wall. Others started watching to see how I got on.
The team leader, a colleague of many years, told me that I was going to end up getting wetter than the rest.
Worth a gamble, I replied!
A stand of bamboo blocked my path, so I pushed and smashed my way through.
The crowd was getting excited.
I emerged from the bamboo to see the path ahead.
There wasn't one. A sheer drop straight into a wide meander of the stream. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted! Another RC short cut goes wrong!
I did dry out eventually...