Weekly Photo Challenge: How Do They Stay Afloat?

In Vietnam they make small fishing coracles out of woven bamboo strips.
Detail of Hand-woven Fishing Coracles at the Beach in Hoi An When I first saw them I wondered how on earth they managed to stay afloat?
Hand-woven Fishing Coracles at the Beach in Hoi An They didn’t look at all seaworthy, and they also didn’t look that manageable either, especially in rough surf.
Fishing Coracles Landing at the Beach in Hoi An To bring them in they actually rode the wave as if the unwieldy little coracle was a streamlined surfboard.
Fishing Coracles Landing at the Beach in Hoi An And eventually all the fishermen landed and unloaded their catch of the day!
Bringing in the Catch from the Fishing Coracles on Hoi An Beach in Vietnam More on the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

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3 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: How Do They Stay Afloat?

    • I’ve never ridden a surfboard but I’ve seen a few situations where I thought I might be able to do it; with these coracles I don’t even think I could get it to move in any direction but around in circles….

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