Thursday, 6 September 2012

Sepia Saturday 142 - Coracle Men

As I've blogged various hats in the past, I have decided not to stick with the theme for this week's Sepia Saturday, although there are a couple of hats in my choice. The vintage postcard below shows the Cenarth Bridge, in Wales, and Coracle Men. A coracle is a small lightweight boat, used for river fishing, and small enough to be carried on the back of the fisherman.

Vintage postcard of Cenarth Bridge and Coracle Men, published by Valentine

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14 comments:

  1. What a charming scene. But a boat that small is NOT for me (although I'll grant that the Titanic didn't provide much comfort either!).

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  2. Never knew there were fishing boats that small. There is hardly any space left for the catch...

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  3. That is a beautiful postcard. So much going on in the scene. I like bigger boats myself though.

    Kathy M.

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  4. I could nver work out how they made a round boat go straight.

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  5. they look just like 2 men in a tub, rub a dub dub.
    Nancy

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  6. New follower. Oh, to be a coracle man! It looks peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

    The Overnight Bestseller
    http://michaeljmccannsblog.blogspot.ca/

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  7. Tiny boats indeed. I suppose they often had to go ashore to bring their catch.

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  8. What a lovely spot, and such an amazing wee little boat!

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  9. What an idyllic scene. But wow, those coracles are so tiny!

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  10. I could just drift around all day in a boat like that just enjoying the sun fish or no fish. Great photo.
    QMM

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  11. I would not want to go out in a suit but the size looks ok. I've never seen someone doing light fishing catch enough small fish to fill a boat that size. I think a small bucket would fit in.

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  12. I've seen pictures of the coracle but never in use in the water. A bit like tubing which is popular here in the mountain streams. I believe St. Bredan is supposed to have traveled the Irish sea by coracle.

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  13. I love the old bridges in Britain. I still remember sitting on a very ancient one in Dartmoor Park. Eating my lunch and imagining all those whose ghosts passed behind me as I ate.

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  14. And I dare say that if it started raining whilst the said fisherman was walking home he could use the coracle as a hat and if the rain came flooding down he could float away in it.

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