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Must be a very high tide around here 

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Must be a very high tide around here 

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how peculiar...
Bill Phillips: Handy if there is a flood
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jul 2016, 04:44
Let me guess, this was outside the Red Dragon?...
You never can be too careful with high tides, Bill.
Bill Phillips: what makes you think that Lady P
i haven't got a clue what these things are Bill... but i like the pink dragon....petersmile
Bill Phillips: The coracle - also known as the currach, bull boat, quffa, parasil - is a small, keel-less boat. Their main uses has always been as a means for fishing or transportation. Today, certainly within Europe, their main use tends to be recreational, although in Wales a number of licences exist to permit use as a fishing vessel. In other parts of the world, particularly the Middle and Far East, they are still used for their original purpose - as a workboat for fishing or transportation. The coracle has a long history spanning thousands of years, evidenced in cave paintings of their use from the early Bronze Age and perhaps as far back as the Ice Age. The coracle is likely to be the first form of water transportation.

So now you know my friend smile You could fish from one on Remi Lake
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 13 Jul 2016, 06:21
Knowing how our coastline is changing, perhaps this is a good move, Bill!!
Bill Phillips: If it floods here Wales is in big trouble
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jul 2016, 06:30
Help - me corricle's got stuck on the wall!
Bill Phillips: Not a pretty sight but what do you think of these boats?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jul 2016, 06:34
I see we are in Wales! The red dragon is guarding this house.
Bill Phillips: We are indeed Philine, Not far from Cilgerran Castle
WHAT????????
Bill Phillips: It is a pair of Coracles. I have no idea why they were there
Traditional Welsh naval vessel, the Coracle.
Bill Phillips: No wonder they are no records of Welsh Naval battles
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 13 Jul 2016, 08:26
The little red dragon has dry feet, Bill!
Bill Phillips: Dear little chap isn't he?
  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Jul 2016, 09:36
Jolie décoration sur le thème de la mer.
Bill Phillips: I would not want to go to sea in one of these boats!
What are the numbered black things?
Bill Phillips: They are Coracles. A traditional Welsh boat

The coracle - also known as the currach, bull boat, quffa, parasil - is a small, keel-less boat. Their main uses has always been as a means for fishing or transportation. Today, certainly within Europe, their main use tends to be recreational, although in Wales a number of licences exist to permit use as a fishing vessel. In other parts of the world, particularly the Middle and Far East, they are still used for their original purpose - as a workboat for fishing or transportation. The coracle has a long history spanning thousands of years, evidenced in cave paintings of their use from the early Bronze Age and perhaps as far back as the Ice Age. The coracle is likely to be the first form of water transportation.
Handy place to keep the Coracles.
Bill Phillips: Not exactly handy Brian grin
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jul 2016, 15:28
Is this to make elopement easier during high tide?
Bill Phillips: I hadn't thought of that Anne
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jul 2016, 20:32
Now I knew what these are smile Iy's amazing how that can actuallyhget any forward movement with these.
Bill Phillips: There used to be a demonstration of Coracle use at the Royal Welsh Show every year not far from the stand I used to waste my time manning. The chap doing the talking had the same script every year and found the same bits funny every time
It's the floods, Bill - it's the floods!

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