The Duckworks blog is one I am compelled to check every morning over my cup of Finca Ruiz Tueste Italiano. Panama produced some of the best coffees in the world and this farm has some of the best and it’s only about a half hour drive from where I live. Duckworks provides stories of great interest to anyone who loves boating. My only complaint is that they take the weekends off so if it weren’t for CBS’s “Sunday Morning” weekends would be a complete waste land. (Okay, the NFL season is about to start so there’s another redeeming feature.)
In today’s Duckworks,Brian Anderson who lives in Ange, France, has proposed a “Raid” on the Loire next September. The idea is that people will come, build simple canoes in plywood, and then spend a week paddling down the river from Blois to Nantes, or possibly just popping the canoes in the river Cher near my house and paddling down it to the Loire and then down from there.
Probably a really cool event to participate in, but what caught my eye was one of the article’s photos that showed these shantyboats.