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Small craft

Posted by
Pied Crow (Abuja, Nigeria) on 16 April 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

To see how small these boats are, see previous post! They are made by shaping and tying the balsa when it is still fresh and soft, then drying the boat in the sun. I'm told each one lasts six months. They are incredibly lightweight, quite maneuverable, but very tippy! I went for a paddle in one and managed not to tumble in, however. Which is good, as Baringo has lots of crocs and hippos.

NIKON D50 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 70 mm

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NIKON D50
1/500 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
70 mm

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