Here are some more of my brother’s stunning photos from the Far East. Today’s shots of mainly outrigger canoes – mostly what are known as bancas – come from Olango and Mactan in the Phillipines.
Click on the images for a much bigger and better view.
This is a splendid piece of news – Rescue Wooden Boats trustee David Hewitt has built and now launched the Norfolk Coast’s first new traditionally built crab boat for 25 years, the 17ft oak-built Auk.
Read about it on the Anglia Afloat website, or click on the image above to go to the newspaper’s nice photogallery.
Anglia TV has also put a story online.
I’m amused to notice that a little before the launch, David and his boatbuilding apprentice Tom Gathercole carefully fitted Auk’s engine beds – or ‘wrongs’ as they are known in the area. ‘Engine wrongs’. Great name chaps!
FITTING ENGINE WRONGS ON NEW CRABBER “AUK” from Rescue:Wooden:Boats on Vimeo.
Some more favourite local boats seen around the Swale – and mostly photographed using one hand! As usual, click on the small image for a much larger view.
The little white-hulled boat from Paglesham is just the cutest thing, isn’t she?