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Thursday, March 30, 2006

"He lives on board, with a monkey."

From the Greenpeace blog:

Off the coast of West Africa lies a 'graveyard' of rusting ships, abandoned by their owners. The thing is, there's still fishermen living on board ...

"We head to another of the rusting fishing vessels, 70 nautical miles off the coast of Guinea, West Africa. We had been told this was where old pirate fishing boats were left at anchor, abandoned. We didn't expect to find living people on board the dying ships."
(Link to photo gallery and article).
Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated by abandoned, rusting boats. There's something haunting and other-worldly about them. When I was in Greece, my wife and I found an old freight ship that had run aground off the coast of the southern Peloponnese. We swam out and explored the guts and cabin of the dead, hulking vessel. I could never get bored of doing that.

And to think that there are some of these Chinese fishermen who've been on board for years! Amazing. Makes me want to take a trip to visit them.
That's REAlly cool!
Honestly, I haven't been able to stop thinking about this story for 2 days.
We need to go to texas, there is one of the old WW2 concrete ships in the middle of Galveston Bay that we can explore, I think I took colin there a few times?
Sorry here is the link:
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