Outrigger canoes of the Phillipines photographed by Matt Atkin

Phillipine Islands outrigger canoes photographed by Matt Atkin

Phillipine Islands outrigger canoes photographed by Matt Atkin Phillipine Islands outrigger canoes photographed by Matt Atkin Phillipine Islands outrigger canoes photographed by Matt Atkin

Matt Atkin’s been on his travels again, and this time my brother has bagged some shots of craft used in the Phillipines – and brought back more striking evidence of the diversity of human life.

The modern world hasn’t yet made us all the same, and Matt was very struck by how different these fragile-looking outrigger canoes are compared with anything he’s seen before – the fact is that folks in these islands are still using craft very like the Phillipines Islands banca that HC Folkard included in his wonderful mid-19th Century classic The Sailing Boat.
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Phillipine Islands banca in HC Folkard The Sailing Boat

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