I was thrilled this morning to see coracles mentioned in the National Baskety Organization newsletter. What could be better than a basket boat! I have been dying to make one since I first heard of them. The almighty access of the internet has allowed me to find coracle references all over the world. It is a global tradition and it seems there are still folks all over making and playing with coracles today. I am particularly fond of the Southeast Asian variety. I found this photo in an online series called "we made it" that chronicles all kinds of interesting contraptions (The hot air balloon segment is on my must read list!). I particularly enjoyed this photo showing how a coracle can be carried with a body strap like a personal boat backpack.
Here are a few links for more coracle enjoyment:
and the mentioned NBO newsletter: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=edcdb4412436b8382a759b970&id=278e1880a1