Sunday, 27 July 2008

The boats of Lake Kivu

Fishing canoes. They always work in threes, with nets strung from the enormous poles at bow and stern. It's the crews of these boats whose singing you can hear across huge expanses of lake as they paddle their way home to sell their catch.
The port of Cyangugu, with beer boatsand sand and gravel ships prominent.

A dugout canoe battling against a blustery wind among the islands of Kivu

The cargo boat was in trouble. Engineless, it was at the point of running aground.

Coastal passenger ferry taking people to the fish market at Cyangugu. There are around 40 people in this big canoe.

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