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Sailing canoe captured in Papua New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago, Nirvani Is. with Olympus TG-810, f/11, exposure 1/125 sec, ISO-80, aperture 3.9.

Residents in the more remote islands of the Louisiade Archipelago rely heavily at the present on this sailing canoes (sailau in the local Misima language) as a basic means of transport. Sailing canoes are used to move between islands, to transport goods and cargo, and to access fishing grounds.
The planked canoes vary in length from 4–12 m and carry a single outrigger. The larger canoes are substantial, seaworthy craft, able to carry five or more crew plus freight, and are capable of long-distance voyages when handled by experienced sailors.

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  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 2 years ago

    What a brilliant shot.
    I love it.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Jola Martysz

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 2 years ago

    This gives me an idea for a future challenge in A Love of Boats….? Thanks.

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much.

    – Jola Martysz

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 2 years ago


  • Thank you for visiting my portfolio and for all your nice comments :)

    – Jola Martysz

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much !

    – Jola Martysz

  • Marius Brecher
    Marius Brecherover 2 years ago

    Great, just great!

  • Thank you.

    – Jola Martysz

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 2 years ago

    This image was voted in the Top.10 of the Island Outriggers challenge.

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Jola Martysz

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

    magnificent shot and boat.

  • I’m glad you like it :-)

    – Jola Martysz

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image love the sky and colours :)

  • Very kind, thank you Tainia :-)

    – Jola Martysz

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