Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Pathways. I love this photo, and there’s a story behind it. Some of you may remember that I broke my foot in 2011, just a few days before leaving Germany for Portugal. I was determined to carry on with my planned vacation, and I made it to Portugal. But sadly, you can’t travel over sand on crutches, and I could only enjoy the amazing beaches from afar. One day we found this boardwalk, and I could finally venture close to the water’s edge and snap this image. I had only been on crutches for about five days, and I almost died from the exertion and from sunstroke, but I think getting this shot was worth it. 😉 Seriously though, it really made me think about accessibility and the hardships faced by physically challenged travelers. Have any of you traveled with a disability?
P.S. Many thanks to whoever designed and constructed this boardwalk!