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Halong boat

Traditional family owned fishing boat on Halong Bay. Nowadays these boats are powered by noisy inefficient diesel motors, but otherwise life has changed little for these people. The lucky ones may have a houseboat or residence at Cat Ba or on the mainland (3 hours away at the speed these boats travel) but sometimes spend several days out fishing before returning home. No doubt some people live aboard small boats like this one permanently


Olympus OM 1, Zuiko 500 f8 reflex, 1/1000s, Kodak TCN 400.

Dylan Sutton, Dec 1999