Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kayak

A kayak is an Eskimo canoe made of skins stretched over a light frame of wood or bone with an opening in the middle for a person.  These kayaks are not of the original construction.  Maybe there are still "real" kayaks made in Eskimo country....

ABC Wednesday has more photos waiting....

18 comments:

Deb said...

pretty colors!

Grace and Bradley said...

Carol, thanks for sharing. Canone, firearms... this is so much American life, that I missed.

Leslie: said...

Great shot - very colourful - and a great choice for today! :D

spacedlaw said...

Colourful!

photowannabe said...

Love the colorful kayaks all in a row. Great choice for the letter K.

Roger Owen Green said...

would not have thought of those as kayaks; maybe i'm old school.

thanks

RuneE said...

Somehow I feel that the original kayaks looked a bit more discreet :-)

pictureeachday said...

I never knew that that was where kayaks originated.. but I guess I never thought about it :)

I love the photo!

Carolina said...

A very original choice for K.

mrsnesbitt said...

I never realised they were made from stretched skins. We learn something new every day, well certainly a Wednesday!

Ranger said...

Carol: As I look down through your posts you have some very wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Kayaking is tons of fun...but I've only paddled fibreglas models. ;-)

Carolyn said...

Great K Carol and a wonderful photo! Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Smiles

Gordon said...

Very vivid colours; quite a contrast to traditional ones I suspect.

dulce said...

There are so few words for this letter ... you have chosen very well.
Have a nice Wednesday

moose said...

Hi Carol
Where has this talent been hiding all these years?
yea it's your little sis

Miss_Yves said...

They aren't made of skins, but their brilliant colours are pleasant to see !

jay said...

Very colourful kayaks! I bet there are still kayaks made with the original construction, but I also imagine that the native peoples of the arctic regions also use modern ones!