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coracle

a small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame
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Coracles are small rounded boats traditionally used for fishing or crossing streams and rivers.
Highlights include a Saturday afternoon talk on "How to build the world's biggest coracle" from special guest Dr Irving Finkel.
Thousands are expected to flock to the three-day All Wales Boat Show, which features luxury yachts through to sail boats, coracles and even bath tubs.
Coracles were widely used as river taxis in ancient Iraq and are perfectly designed to bob along on raging floodwaters.
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Ambitious because we had a very traditional mode of transport, coracles, that needed a combination of pure brawn, tact and team-spirit to make any sort of progress.
His interest in coracles came about accidentally - at his wife's behest he applied to join a bowmakers course, but was told it was full, but there were vacancies to learn how to make the little boats.
Welsh lessons continued on the river bank as the celebrities prepared to get in their coracles.
It is a chance to see Bewdley at its best and I'm looking forward to seeing the model coracles racing on the river."
In her most recent exhibition, Boats and Coracles, March 2007 at the Freeland Gallery, Sydney, Klix has returned to the vessel/vessel dialogue and for this she has chosen that most ancient boat; the coracle.