My home town sits wedged between the ocean and a river. On my daily walk along the beach, I look past a jetty, purpose built for fishermen and beyond to a tropical island. When we travel I am drawn to river trips to explore caves, or snorkeling forays into the ocean. My photographic files overflow with water shots.
These two are about as different as I could find.
First up is a Mekong River jetty near LUANG PRABANG, LAOS, located adjacent to the Pak Ou Caves, where locals have stored old and unwanted buddha statues for a century or more. More of a floating pontoon than a real jetty, it served the purpose and was easily replaced. The dry season/slash and burn haze in the sky was ever-present for the five days of our Luang Prabang visit in April 2010.
The next, taken one month later in the Upper Narrows Section of the Rideau Canal in Canada, shows a pristine timber jetty, completely different to the one in Laos, but equally attractive to my eye.
Which one rocks your boat?