Thursday, January 20, 2011

Call him Bubba.

My heart skipped at the sight of Donsol Bay at low tide. There must have been 500 meters of shoreline, skimmed by the gold of the setting sun. I was there to witness the locals catch shrimp in a process called sudsud, one of the main sources of livelihood aside from fishing. During sudsud, the catcher scoops his net, braced by two side bars, into the water. Then he folds the ends together using the bars to trap the catch.

The shrimp catchers were a sight to behold at dusk. Against the sunset, with the two bars of their nets forming a V, they looked like birds about to take flight, their headlamps adding to the drama.

Posted March 24, 2010 in travelswithgusto.wordpress.com

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