Wednesday, February 15, 2012

E/ABC Wednesday

 E is for Edge

The person(s) who built these huts on an islet must love living on the edge.  This is one of the islets facing an open sea, the Sulu Sea, and the huts are made of light materials like bamboo and nipa.  Clearly, these huts are perched on precarious ground, and at the mercy of the elements.  I was somehow relieved when the boatman told us that nobody lives here full-time because there was no fresh water.  Fishermen use these huts as a rest-stop where they cook and eat their meals, sleep and take refuge during a rain storm. I couldn't help thinking what a storm surge or an earthquake would do to this islet.  A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit this area on Monday last week, and I hope this islet didn't disappear after the earthquake.


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12 comments:

EG Wow said...

Doesn't look all that safe to me. Maybe I worry too much. ;)

Roger Owen Green said...

Would make ME nervous, if it were to flood.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meryl said...

EERILy beautiful photo. I also hope it is still there. Humbling!

Andy said...

Hello.
A great shot, but oh my goodness, looks like it could topple over at any minute!
Thanks for sharing.

Endless Love And Devotion

photowannabe said...

Wow, that certainly is on the edge. It doesn't look that safe in the best of times. Great shot though.

Jama said...

I hope no one was there when the earthquake struck!!

janaki nagaraj said...

Lovely capture...I love the edgy feeling. Hope they are safe.

Suzy said...

Nice pic and nice take on the E theme. I'd be very nervous to be there.

Regina said...

Beautiful scene!

chubskulit said...

Buti di nasisira ng bagyo? Oh I miss the ocean breeze so much.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team
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Joy said...

Must be quite an experience to shelter there during a storm. Great capture, very evocative.

Mrs.D said...

what a beautiful sight!