I was aimlessly browsing a few African Travel Blogs as I am wont to do when I am feeling a little down (I am feeling terrible/ill at the moment!) and I came across Will Boase who cheered me up no end with this great shot.
Bear in mind that this guy will have only the most rudimentary tool kit to build this amazing craft. Probably no plans, just the experience gained the hard way over many decades from his mentors.
What a great job though, hand building boats in the sunshine and to think that my own boat plans remain in their envelope and may do for some time to come.
I long for the day when I too, can work with the sun on my back and my boy at my heels, putting together our own little boat to play on the fjord just 5 minutes from my house.
Of course we shouldn’t forget that our boat is purely for pleasure, whereas the boat above will almost certainly be used for several peoples livelihoods. A different beast entirely. But beautiful none the less.