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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Making The Australian Dugout Canoe.

2 comments:

Le Loup said...

Murphyfish has left a new comment on your post "Making The Australian Dugout Canoe.":

Interesting film Keith, how far could you travel in one of these?
John

Le Loup said...

I am not sure John. I would imagine that providing the seas were calm you could go anywhere. These are usually used for going round the coast close to land, then travelling up a river to hunt, forage & fish.
I did note though that there were some American Indians with Australian Aboriginal DNA.
I got swamped in a sudden storm on the Great Lakes in winter one time & had to swim my boat to shore. But it was a simple matter to empty the boat & travel on after the storm had passed the next day.