A Fascination with Long-Tails

Sunrise on Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Admittedly, I have a fascination with boats in general.  But there is something about taking a car engine, putting it on a post in the back of a boat, adding a long driveshaft and propeller and racing up and down a river.  Long-tails were everywhere in Thailand.  From fishing to ferries, the long-tails were being used for all different purposes.  I never tired watching them.  Although, it was a little disconcerting to see the amount of water leaking in the front.   Our guide, Pong, gave us these words of wisdom, “As long a more water is running out the back than coming in the front, you are good.”

Fisherman on Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
The water taxi makes quite and entrance as it pulls right up on the beach (Phang Nga Bay, Thailand)
Traffic on the Chao Phraya River (Bangkok, Thailand)

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