Sunday, July 12, 2009

MOVE THE BOAT OAR ELSE

While driving across town the other day, I came across this unusual craft parked in front of a house. It is too big to be a canoe, so it must have some other use. It is made of wood and must be heavy and very hard to move. There was no-one around to query regarding it's purpose. Perhaps, it is destined for one of the races my friend Vogon Poet so artfully covers on his wonderful web site, Livorno Daily Photo. Another mystery left unsolved.

11 comments:

  1. hi there..blog walking. funny picture. i come drop smile from indonesian

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  2. I think this is a voyageur canoe. It was used during the fur trade. My home town of Peterborough in Canada is the home of the Canadian Canoe Museum and I used to teach canoeing at summer camp in Minnesota where we actually had one of these. I was actually on my H.S. canoe team.

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  3. Fascinating! It sure doth look like a canoe, albeit a rather large one.

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  4. Maybe it's one of those Dragon Boats that we see here competing in the channels and bay. But it sure is a strange craft to park in front of your house. (Honey, I can't find my keys to the canoe. Have you seen them??!!)

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  5. Thank you very much for your kind words, this canoe is really a funny catch!
    I am not sure our rowers could make a good use of this wonderful boat, and it looks quite huge!

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  6. Their neighorhood association must not be very strict!

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  7. Maybe it's one of the Viking Long Boats.

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  8. that incredible canoe, like this shot!

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  9. You have a great way of naming your posts. I wonder if it floats?

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  10. Sure gave us something to talk about. Love the picture. And the piglets from before are so sweet. Makes it harder to eat bacon!

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