Tag Archives: Working boats

Photographer Ellen Tynan in Egypt

Photographer Ellen Tynan has some impressive sets of photographs on Flickr – the photos in this collection set one thinking about the boats and people they depict, and are also a powerful reminder that there’s more to present-day Egypt than tourism and dreadful political troubles.

Here she is photographing currachs and hookers on the coast of Ireland, and here capturing the fishermen of Huanchaco, Peru, working from reed canoes.

My thanks to Tim Shaw of the weblog ChineBlog for leading me to her work.

The Kentish Sail Association’s Swale Match 2013 – part 2

Pathé video of Dutch sailing barges racing

Dutch sailing barges racing


Here’s a short video showing Dutch sailors racing barges in what looks like tough competition – and this time there’s no annoying announcer braying patronising nonsense.