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Stunning videos of Portuguese Barco Rabelo being sailed and built

Rabelos are a traditional Portuguese cargo boat developed for transporting people and goods such as port wine along the Douro River to Porto.

The Wikipedia tells me that port wine companies continue to maintain a fleet of rabelos and race them each year on St John’s Day, June 24. It must be quite a sight.

My thanks to Dave Rowlands for spotting this one!

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Lought Erne’s cots are back

Lough Erne cots

The Cavan Town Men’s Shed and Lough Erne Heritage have built a pair of traditional cots and recreated a famous race. Cots used to be a regular form of transport in the Lakeland area of County Fermanagh.

My thanks to Malcolm Woods for the tip!