Friday, February 6, 2009

Sixmens fishing village 10 years ago












This is the scene I pass every day when I go to Speightstown (a mere five minutes drive) our nearest town. I often stop to buy fresh fish on my way home. These pictures were taken 10 years ago and am still mesmerized by the scenic charm of this village. The government has plans to upgrade the fishing village and I am convinced that the rustic charm and picturesque setting will be ruined forever. This is actually the last remaining authentic fishing village on the island. Mr Babb the boat builder would occasionally sharpen my chainsaw chain for me. He uses local mahogany wood to build and repair fishing boats. Mahogany wood is decay resitant and a popular choice for boat builders and furniture makers on the island. In my next post I will show the village today as it stands.

6 comments:

  1. What a nice story and wonderful pictures! Thanks!

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  2. I've just stumbled across your blog and what can I say but WOW! Your photos are fantastic and the work you have done on your garden is awesome. I thought I'd taken on a lot with our garden, but it is nothing compared to yours - you have inspired me. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you Tatyana and nutty gnome. I am happy to have inspired you. I myself have been inspired by other peoples gardens so we all learn grow from each other.

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  4. Hello
    It has a nice blog.
    Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
    A hug from my country, Portugal

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  5. Obrigada Luis for stopping by and your kind comment.

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  6. Nice story! I did some traveling recently in many fishing villages on the west coast of India, and I'm starting to putting together a chronicle of the trip to share some of the interesting things about fishermen and their traditional lifestyles. take a look if you're interested, check the tags under 'voyage' or Vishwakarma's Hammer' at http://www.wabiblo.org. You have some awesome photographs though! I've put a few photos in my blog as well, trying to make it more of a photographic journey. let me know what you think. Thanks!

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