Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ft. Cochin

We wandered over to the gigantic and historic Chinese fishing nets after our delicious lunch and afternoon yoga session.

These were first constructed hundreds of years ago, and are the only nets of this type still in active use today.

We got particularly lucky as we arrived just in time to see the massive nets lifting up for the days catch.
One of the fishermen called us over to explain how they were used, what types of fish were common at this time  and most interestingly, that his net had been in his family for 600 years!

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