Boat Buying Excursion 03/10/07

We drove around looking for a wooden fishing boat to buy one weekend.
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Boat Buying-28 We arrive at a wetland and boat dock on Tai Hu.
1 We arrive at a wetland and boat dock on Tai Hu.
Boat Buying-29 Down the dock to check out a couple of boats.
2 Down the dock to check out a couple of boats.
Boat Buying-11 A good example of the boat we're looking for.
3 A good example of the boat we're looking for.
Boat Buying-12 A fishing junk. Note the pile of green nets on the bow.
4 A fishing junk. Note the pile of green nets on the bow.
Boat Buying-13 A little row boat. This is much more our speed.
5 A little row boat. This is much more our speed.
Boat Buying-14 People were burning off the brush and the wind was about 30 MPH.
6 People were burning off the brush and the wind was about 30 MPH.
Boat Buying-16 We found the Wuxi municipal water intakes further down the shore.
7 We found the Wuxi municipal water intakes further down the shore.
Boat Buying-17 Hanhan on one of the intake pipes. Not supposed to disturb the area, but who cares?
8 Hanhan on one of the intake pipes. Not supposed to disturb the area, but who cares?
Boat Buying-19 A working junk on a canal. We're going to board her.
9 A working junk on a canal. We're going to board her.
Boat Buying-21 The junk owner, Mr Ding, and his oldest son. Very nice people to let us in their boat/house.
10 The junk owner, Mr Ding, and his oldest son. Very nice people to let us in their boat/house.