Meet Mr. Huang – Cormorant Fishing and Casting Nets on the Li River
A little piece of Heaven on Earth is right here in Guilin, China. Unspoiled by development. Peaceful.
Sunrise on the Li River where the karst rock formations rise from the soil like the backs of sleeping dinosaurs.Meet Mr. Haung – 61 years old and considered amongst the youngest to know the ancient ways of the cormorant fishermen. Sadly, these days a mostly extinct fishing method. River pollution, mass fishing with electrical charges and motorized boats have depleted the fish population.
The cormorant bird – trained to dive into the water, capture a fish in its bill and dutifully return it to the raft. If not for the snare tied around the birds neck it would swallow the catch whole.The raft – long and sturdy. Mr. Haung splashed the water for effect. The birds accustomed to the rocking commotion on the raft remain unfazed.The art of cast net fishing – the large net is meticulously coiled in his left hand while an edge of the net is secured between his teeth and the remainder grasped in he right hand. Winding up like pro golfer, whilst swinging the net, the net is released high into the air. The splash – circular in formation – is a testament to his skill.
each post is more captivating that the one prior to it…..
Thanks Brenda. You’re a sweetie.
Hi guys, back to China,so fast lol!! I heard Austin is the new hot spot town. And they have tiny houses!! House #4. What the check. Love hearing a and seeing your posts. Dyde
HA! Thanks Diana.
Nailed it! Your skill captured Mr. Huang and his Cormorants’ skills.
We have been to Guilin and the Li River about a year ago. Marvelous pictures of a very pretty landscape. And it makes your story captivating!
Thank you. It’s it a magical place?