[Ansteorra] Coracles (was: How was Hellsgate's first event?)
dontivar at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 18:27:17 PDT 2010
At 07:25 PM 8/30/2010, you wrote:
>On Aug 30, 2010, at 10:53 AM, Zach Most wrote:
> > It was outstanding! Things were well organized, and the hall was
> just about the
> > right size to nudge people together to start interesting
> conversations. A ton
> > of people showed up with lots of neat work in practically every
> medium to show.
> > There were a slew of knowledgeable laurels sharing great insights. One
> > highlight for me- Czina made a coracle, which is a little round
> boat built from
> > a cow skin and a wooden frame sort of like a basket. Maelgwyn
> carried it down
> > to the lake and a few of us got to take rides.
> > Gaston de Clermont
>Czina, do you have pictures of this craft? Have you written this
>project up?, perhaps as documentation that could be turned into an article?
>I'd like to read this. I know a little bit about these boats, but
>I've never seen one in person, so I'd be interested in reading it
>and finding out more about what worked and what didn't and what you
>learned from this project. And if the documentation would stand
>'as-is' or could be re-written into an article for the Florilegium,
>I'd love to consider it for publication.
>PS: Would this coracle work on the rapids of the Guadalupe? Or is
>the Trinity River more it's speed?
If you go to Google Images and type in "coracle" you'll get lots of
pictures. Judging by them, I'd think the Trinity River would be a better bet.
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