The fishermen and their boats
All the local boats are now driven by engine. According to Aung, the choice is either a Thai-made one which would last some 2 years, or a Chinese one, that would last 3 months. They all have a hell of a racket in common. We have not seen many fishing activities at daytime, but at night the whole horizon was full of their lamps trying to attract the best catch.
© 2 pictures Liz Castleton
A longtail boat under construction. We admired the shipwrights for their marvellous work and the huge planks cut from the forrest. According to Aung, it takes about 3 weeks to complete the work.
The strongest type of local ships we found. They gathered off a freshwater source where we filled our tanks, too.
Additionally, there is the most common "lightship" in the area. At night, the whole horizon is full their lightbulbs attracting squid.
© Liz Castleton