Friday, March 10, 2006

Smooth sailing ahead

I found this in Aberdeen, the southernmost part of HK. The lucky poster, literally says: "A sail with favorable wind", was stuck on a pillar near a quay. Together with the red ribbon and other well-wishing symbols, it expresses warm wishes by the fishermen's families for their safe return.

Once a quiet fishing village, Aberdeen has grown into a big town in the past decades but it is still home to most of HK's fishing boats and fishermen.

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Comments on "Smooth sailing ahead"


Blogger bob said ... (March 10, 2006 6:31 PM) : 

Nice colours


Blogger Amande said ... (March 10, 2006 7:12 PM) : 

This is so warming! Lovely colours..


Blogger Mathieu said ... (March 10, 2006 7:15 PM) : 

As Bob say it


Blogger Nicola said ... (March 10, 2006 8:51 PM) : 

I love these traditions! Do they also give something to the fishermen before they leave the harbour?


Anonymous Michael said ... (March 12, 2006 11:06 AM) : 

Great colour


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