Boat Buying Excursion

We drove around looking for a wooden fishing boat to buy one weekend.
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We arrive at a wetland and boat dock on Tai Hu.

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Down the dock to check out a couple of boats.

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A good example of the boat we're looking for.
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A fishing junk. Note the pile of green nets on the bow.
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A little row boat. This is much more our speed.
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People were burning off the brush and the wind was about 30 MPH.
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We found the Wuxi municipal water intakes further down the shore.
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Hanhan on one of the intake pipes. Not supposed to disturb the area, but who cares?
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A working junk on a canal. We're going to board her.
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The junk owner, Mr Ding, and his oldest son. Very nice people to let us in their boat/house.
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Heading to another area, this coal hauler wanted to pose for me.
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A good shot showing the difference between 'have' and 'have-not' in China.
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The shacks where we will ask about boats for sale.
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A good look at how people live on the water around here.