A River Scene 5: Extra Long

long dugout canoes

“Extra Long” / Fly River, Western Province, Papua New Guinea / November 2014

Hand-carved from a single log, these extra long dugout canoes provide a means of public transport among villages situated along the Fly River.  Traditionally, these canoes were propelled by several paddlers but, with improved access to engines, they are now fitted with outboard motors thus making river travel faster.