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Waka (Maori Canoe) at the Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand

September 3rd, 2017 Comments off

Waka (Maori Canoe) at the Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand

Waka (Maori Canoe) at the Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand

Waka (/ˈwɒkə/; Māori: [ˈwaka]) are Māori watercraft, usually canoes ranging in size from small, unornamented canoes (waka tīwai) used for fishing and river travel, to large decorated war canoes (waka taua) up to 40 metres (130 ft) long.

The earliest archaeological find of a canoe in New Zealand was reported in 2014. It was found near the Anaweka estuary in a remote part of Tasman and carbon dated to about 1400. The canoe was constructed in New Zealand, but was a sophisticated canoe, compatible with the style of other Polynesian voyaging canoes at that time.[1]

Since the 1970s about eight large double-hulled canoes of about 20 metres have been constructed for oceanic voyaging to other parts of the Pacific but they are made of a blend of modern and traditional materials incorporating features from both ancient Melanesia as well as Polynesia.[2] — Wikipedia

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Narrowboat “Malahat” on the Nottingham Canal, Nottingham, UK [Watercolor]

January 2nd, 2017 Comments off

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Narrowboat “Malahat” on the Nottingham Canal, Nottingham, UK 

One of the many canal boats we saw in our Summer trip to Leeds, York and Nottingham. The brightly colored boats and their peaceful surroundings — even in the middle of urban areas — draw you in with dreams of gentle cruising, rural countryside and a life free from hurry and stress. While I am not sure it is bucolic as all that, it certainly makes your imagination run when you see them tied up alongside the canal. 

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Douglas and Joseph at a lock along the Leeds- Liverpool Canal [Photo]

December 3rd, 2016 Comments off

Canal Crane, Leeds Canal, Leeds, UK 🇬🇧 [Photo]

December 2nd, 2016 Comments off

Nottingham Canal Museum and more [Photo]

November 24th, 2016 Comments off

Nottingham Canal Museum and more #Nottingham #Uk #canal #transportation #building #history #travel

Nottingham Canal Museum and more #Nottingham #Uk #canal #transportation #building #history #travel

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Along the Nottingham canal tilt shift [Photo]

November 21st, 2016 Comments off

Along the Nottingham canal [Photo]

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Along the canal in Nottingham [Photo]

November 20th, 2016 Comments off

Water Taxi “Twee”, River Aire, Leeds, UK [Photo]

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Narrowboats at Leeds Dock, Leeds, UK via Instagram [Photo]

October 7th, 2016 Comments off

Narrowboats at Leeds Dock, Leeds, UK #canal #history #boat #narrowboat #transportation #travel #leeds #uk

Narrowboats at Leeds Dock, Leeds, UK #canal #history #boat #narrowboat #transportation #travel #leeds #uk

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