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Children and canoes

Children and canoes
Children who live on the island hav no toys and they make toys themselves, that is not much on the material plane, they make recovery as we once did.

One of the favorite games is to make a small “regatta game” with items they found on the beach and the ocean has brought: a few pieces of wood for the structure of the boat, a piece of cloth or plastic for sailing, and they play greats fishermens, this is probably the first step in the life of Sakalava fisherman, then this is the “palangrote” (fishing wire from the coast) and later boat fishing.

As the french song says:
“When you grow up, you will be like your father. To fight loyally against the sea and the wind.”

The fathers canoes are still more robust and children knows that it’s not possible to play with pretty small artisanal canoes carved in precious wood and manufactured in the village because they are for sale to tourists.

See also article : Les pirogues de Nosy Komba