Saturday, July 26, 2008
More on the "Boat Trackers "
A close up view of how the trackers do their job. The end of the pulling rope is attached to a piece of thick cloth slung over the shoulder and back.
This boat had successfully been pulled over the shallows and made the turn around trip, now heading down river. It was much easier down stream as we travelled with the current. But steering is now more tricky. Both the bow and stern requires good control otherwise the boat may capsize.
These men were frantically reattaching a rope that had snapped.
It was truly heartbreaking work!
They fully deserve my respect and admiration.