Saturday, April 17, 2010

Photo of the Week: The Rickety Bridge (Nepal)

Trekking in Nepal, is takes some time to become accustomed to crossing the rickety wooden bridges that cross the raging streams and rivers below. Yet, the sure-footed porters wearing worn gym boots and lugging heavy loads spring across them like as if it were a flat pavement. The bridge in the photo was my favourite of them all, looking like a failed boy scout project, yet providing a crossing for this glacial stream.

9 comments:

Anil said...

I definitely wouldn't take my time to enjoy the view from that bridge!

Sherry Ott said...

I swear that bridge is still there! What year were you there again?

Marta said...

would there be any other bridge to cross it?? not sure if I would be confident to step on that thing..

Mark H said...

@anil: I seem to recall bustling across with a cautious haste.

@sherry: I think it was 2001.

@marta: No other bridge for many miles I suspect. Whatever you feel, you just cross it, it is part of trekking.

Cecil Lee said...

Another fact to prove how lucky we are to live in where we are now. We should appreciate everything we have in hands now rather than complaining...

sunita said...

Well well, those who are adventurous must try this out, is really exciting and terrifying…

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Liara Covert said...

Love the bridge and the courage trekkers find to cross it. Everyone can tap into innate fearlessness.

Mark H said...

@liara: So much character. I guess for the porters and guides, it just becomes a part of each trek - but their must be a little feeling of nerviness each time.

 
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