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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Boat Trackers

It was only 10 years ago that these boat trackers hauled heavily laden boats through dangerous rapids and strong currents, when boats could no longer sail upstream. Then, they were naked and wore woven grass sandals in the high
temperatures. So is the spirit of these men that now pull the (peapod) sampan boats filled with tourists. These men are very small in stature, yet pull these boats with braided bamboo ropes.
There is a Captain, 4 oarsmen, and a bowman, who is referred to as the 2nd Captain. Photo by Alida Posted by Picasa


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