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After Sunset at ..Kochi, Kerala
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The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi, located in the Kochi city of Kerala, make up a quite common tourist attraction. They are fixed land installations, which are utilised for a really unique and unusual method of fishing. Operated from the shore, these nets are set up on bamboo and teak poles and held horizontally by huge mechanisms, which decrease them into the sea. They appear somewhat like hammocks and are counter-weighed by huge stones tied to ropes.
The whole structure of the Chinese fishing nets is about 10 meters in height. Each and every fishing net spreads to about 20 meters more than the water physique and is operated by a team of some six fishermen. Every single net has a restricted operating depth. Due to this, an person net can not be repeatedly operated in tidal waters. There are distinct fishing nets for operation, based on the state of the tide. The complete paraphernalia is such that that the weight of a man walking along the principal beam is adequate to lead to the net to descend into the sea.
The net is left into the water for a short time say for four-5 minutes, before it is raised back by tugging the ropes. The catch is generally modest, but these can be sold to the passersby in a jiffy. The Chinese Fishing Nets of Cochin are said to have their origin in China. This is not totally impossible, as China is positioned at a distance of five,000 km from Kochi and the city has often been an crucial center for trade, attracting traders and seafarers from far and close to.
Legend has it that the Chinese Fishing Nets had been introduced in Fort Kochi by the Chinese explorer, Zheng He. They were brought from the court of Chinese emperor, Kublai Khan and have been in operation right here because that time only. Just take a stroll by the Vasco-da-gama Square near the Fort Cochin and you are bound to come across a number of Chinese fishing nets, suspended in mid-air, alongside the seacoast.
DSCN5061 – Clarks Trading Post
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In 1928 Florence and Ed Clark opened a roadside attraction for White Mountain travelers in Lincoln NH. “Ed Clark’s Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch,” featured guided tours of their pure-bred Eskimo sled dogs and artifacts from the far North. The original “Stand,” or Trading Post, offered souvenirs, tonic, and maple candy to the motorists on nearby Route 3.
Florence and Ed purchased their first Black Bear in 1931. Clark’s Bears acted as the ideal “stopper,” a visible attraction, gaining the interest of the curious passer-by. Beginning in 1949 Edward and Murray, sons of Florence and Ed, started teaching and education the bears for show perform. The Clark brothers and their bears, delighted guests with a healthy dose of wit, humor, and hospitality as they entertained and educated the audience. The Bear Show was born!
Generations later, that philosophy lives on as the Clark’s offer guests the ideal in family entertainment and excellent sincere exciting. You’ll locate it all right here- an excursion on The White Mountain Central Railroad by means of our authentic covered bridge and into Wolfman’s territory. Browse museums filled with Americana, witness, the extraordinary stunts of the Yandong Chinese Acrobatic Troupe and go to our many exclusive shops. Do not forget our featured attraction The Bear Show—a genuinely original knowledge. All this and a lot more await you, at Clark’s Trading Post—a White Mountain classic.
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