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Matthew Atkin photographs the working boats of Thailand

My globe-trotting photography enthusiast brother Matthew Atkin visited Thailand recently and came back with hundreds of shots of fishing and pleasure boats (the pleasure boats are the ones that have something to protect tourists from the sun).

This collection , which is just a sample, includes many of the famous colourful long-tailed boats, as well as little paddlers, and some other activities associated with fishing.

I must say that long-tailed engine arrangement continues to seem pretty scary, at least to me. All that weight high up is one thing that no boater will warm to, but another is the wide sweep of that propeller on the end of that long shaft.

Imagine how it could be in a man-overboard situation – or just with a number of boats at close quarters.

Thanks Matt! For more of my bruv’s  fabulous photos, click here.

Matthew Atkin photographs Casablanca’s fishing port

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My brother Matt is back, this time with a set of photographs of Casablanca, in Morocco. Most of the boats are made from wood, and the smaller craft with their high prows are very striking, just as they were in Matt’s photos of Agadir.

I’m reminded of the way Grimsby used to be forty-odd years ago. Thanks Matt!