Friday, 30 October 2009

Braided delta of Vouga River, part IV

This is a traditional fishermen´s boat from the mouth of the Vouga river, central Portugal.
Barco Moliceiro, this is how the Portuguese call the boat, is usually painted with bright colors and decorated with some rather primitive ornaments.
The name comes from the word Moliço, which means the submerged aquatic vegetation ( seagrass ) collected for use in agriculture
The boats are still used to catch fish and seagrass today.

Photographed at low tide, 28th of October 2009.

Nikon D80
Rubber boots.



enchocolatte said...

magic colours!

. said...

Great portrait from Moliceiros in Ria de Aveiro, region where I live