07 January 2012

When is a jetty, not a jetty?

An early morning walk earlier this week, and I stopped for the reflections by this jetty. Had considered it maybe a photo for Weekend Reflections, though after downloading from my camera I thought it's not so special, and left it sitting in a folder.

So what is the definition of a jetty?

First up on Google search tells me, jet-ty is a noun:

1) a landing stage, or a small pier at which boats can dock or be moored

2) a break-water constructed to protect or defend a harbour, stretch of coast, or riverbank.

Then, according to wikipedia I found these equally pertinent suggestions:

1. The forms and construction of these jetties are as varied as their uses

2. The term derived from the French word jetee, "thrown", and signifies something thrown out

So, from the wasn't-so-special photograph, I realized today during a walk along a new route in a differing direction, that it would now, make the grade afterall. A change of heart?


It seemed I was on an almost startling journey of discovery, as around a bend, and near to the mangroves at low-tide, there was this bonanza "Dodgey-Bros" photo opportunity awaiting! I could marry it up to the sleek-model jetty snapshot from earlier in the week, just to compare apples with apples.

[signifies something thrown out] ah, yes, now I've got it!




Remember, [a landing stage], would I be game enough; am I a risk-taker?!  And, [a break-water constructed to protect or defend a stretch of coast]?

I'm still considering if it's really a jetty after-all, that maybe I missed the boat on this one? And I believe then ... it must've been, my lucky day!

Sharing with Weekend Reflections


25 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Still chuckling about the dodgy jetty! It couldn't possibly be more make-shift, could it! Certainly makes the other one look like a designer's masterpiece! Great post!

J Bar said...

Beautiful.

NixBlog said...

LOLL, yes the second one is very dodgy!
Love the first photo!

Carola said...

Nice reflections.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see...
I hope you have a lovely weekend..

TexWisGirl said...

omg, the 2nd one made me laugh!!! thanks, carole!

Laura said...

Thanks for the fun! Love how you play with words and pictures! I love the hint of mountains in the first picture. Also, love your black birds in your blog header!

Giga said...

Pierwsze jest ładne, a drugie pomysłowe ale i niebezpieczne. Widoki z obu piękne. Pozdrawiam.

Den första är trevligt, och den andra geniala, men farligt. Utsikten från både vacker. Yours.

Dianne said...

It might be asking a bit much for the second jetty to protect or defend a stretch of coast - but nevertheless it's technically a jetty - it meets the criteria and therefore can legitimately take it's place in your catalogue of jetties.
The first one is sleek but needs railings - some-where to lean on whilst throwing the line.

"Adelaide and beyond"

Debbie said...

nice reflections, these are so pretty!!

Jeanne said...

Carole it looks like a good enough jetty to me..... so it must be. Very nice, and that second one looks a bit unstable. Not good to walk on.

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty.

Jenni said...

Amusing and informative. jetties hold such an appeal, I think...we ALWAYS want to walk down them...but not your second one..although someone must! I love your first photo...can almost hear that water lapping!
jenni

Carolyn Ford said...

a great comparison! super post!

Sharyl said...

I love the water, know how to swim, but still would have trouble walking out on either of these very far--the first lovely one, or the broken down version! Isn't that peculiar? They both make very interesting photographs though! Really nice, Carole, and I enjoyed hearing you tell about it!

Leanne said...

I think I do prefer that 1st jetty- a much safer option & a lovely photo.

Rajesh said...

Interesting information and shots.

Red Nomad OZ said...

SOOOOO loving that dodgy jetty!! Yes, the other one is the more picturesque - but the makeshift one is more Australian!!!

Ann said...

good lesson, at Sunday Bridge meme, we post bridges, and many times I posted jetties as well. I often ask what is a wharf?

Leovi said...

Yes, the big difference is between these two springs, beautiful reflections in the first.

Woody said...

I like that first jetty! The top is sharp, clean lines while the supports appear random. The second one is a hoot! I'm not sure I'd expect it to be there for long.

heyBJK said...

Quite the contrast and quite humorous, too! Great job, Carole!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice photos! That second one was pretty funny! somebody was high on creativity and low on money!

Francisca said...

Made me smile... :-)

Julie said...

You've a grand line in patter here ...