October 3, 2010

Boardwalk through Mangrove Trees

This was a pretty rickety old boardwalk. She didn't seem none too steady. Yet we had no choice but to walk across it to get through the mangroves and on to the dock where we'd find our banca to go on our Honda Bay adventure cruise in Palawan.

Palawan, 2009

So my question now is, does a boardwalk qualify as a bridge? The definition of boardwalk is simple enough: A walkway made of wooden planks. Doesn't say anything about "bridging water". And a bridge is defined (for our purposes here): a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.

Well, as a "...the like"... I am posting this to Louis' Sunday Bridges. Eh ben, Louis, qu'est-ce que t'en penses, toi? You'll certainly find many more links to traditional, and amazing, bridges around the globe there.

I thought this was an interesting scene for Scenic Sunday hosted by Aisha. too. Check out the links there so you can see how beautiful our world is.

23 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

You're braver than I am, Francisca. I have no sense of balance, and wouldn't try to walk over that without a railing, unless my husband walked in front of me and let me cling to his shirt like a limpet. Very scary, but a lovely photograph.
K

tapirgal said...

In my book, that's a bridge. Where would you be without it? Snorkeling, no doubt. Nice photo, very serene.

Dina said...

Sure looks like something outta Indiana Jones!

Boom Nisanart said...

This is lovely bridge !
Love the feeling of adventure when look at your image
Everyday Melbourne
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Everyday Mr Puddy

eileeninmd said...

It does look like a pretty area and neat bridge. A little shakey looking though.

Jacob said...

This is a beautiful photograph by any measure!

The boardwalk is a sorry example of a bridging device, though. Yikes! At my age, I can barely stand upright long enough to hit a golf ball...so I think I'd take a boat across.

And yes, Francisca, you can use the photo (you can use my photos anytime so long as you include the copyright data)...I'd be pleased!

joo said...

The bridge looks fantastic but it may be a bit shaky to cross it:)

Evelyn said...

Rickety... all part of the adventure! I love it - lots of character and definitely a bridge.

Evelyn said...

ps. Re your comment...

Life was not easy for me in China. I speak a little Mandarin. Even with an accent, the Chinese think that I was local... My white Australian husband speaks Beijing Mandarin very poorly but managed to impress every time!

On the other hand, I was perfectly comfortable in Japan. I know some "survival" Japanese. When I spoke, they knew immediately that I was a foreigner...

Luna Miranda said...

in my book, as long as it takes you somewhere, it's a bridge.:p

fabulous shot. this reminds me of a wonderful time i had at Honda Bay.:

Rinkly Rimes said...

I don't think I'd have been brave enough to step out on to that bridge! I hope you enjoyed the banca (whatever that is!)

Ann said...

May when I was much younger as a teen ager, i will dare to cross this rickety bridge/broadwalk, it all the same.

Hope there is no snakes or crocodiles lurking underneath.

No thansk, I am older and wiser, and will prefer a good bridge.

BTW, we are watching on TV Life without people, and they showed boardwalks.

Lesley said...

I think I'd be crossing that alone - with no one else on board to shake it!

JM said...

Beautiful mangrove area! That bridge is so cool, wish I was walking there right now.

VP said...

I can't image something more scenic than this. A great place with a footbridge toward who knows what...

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

interesting walkway, don't know if I would dare using it .......

VioletSky said...

It seems most footbridges over mangroves are on the rickety side!
Hope the trek over it was worth it.

Elisa said...

It´s very old, buy lovely:)
Have a nice day
Elisa, Argentina

Pagan Sphinx said...

I always call something like this a foot bridge. (shrugging) :-)

Hey, sometimes ya just gotta get across it, no matter what it's called! ;-)

Have an excellent week, Francisca!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
In «Louis'» book, it's a bridge...
;-D

Pat said...

Yikes! That looks a might too scary for my taste! Or at least I'd make my husband go first - he weighs more than me!

Kaori said...

Looks like a bridge to me! And it also looks wonderful in this photo...although I'd probably hesitate if I ever had to walk across it :-D

Eden said...

Great photo. It reminds me of a boardwalk in my hometown in Cebu, Phils. Thanks for the visit.