Odd spot

Manawatu Standard - - Front Page -

When a res­i­dent of Kenya’s idyl­lic Lamu is­land or­gan­ised a beach clean-up that col­lected 33 tonnes of rub­bish in a sin­gle sum­mer, Bri­tish-ethiopian sa­fari or­gan­iser Ben Mor­ri­son de­cided he couldn’t stand by while his beloved is­land was ru­ined. So, Mor­ri­son de­cided to de­sign a tra­di­tional dhow, or sail­ing boat, from re­cy­cled plas­tic. ‘‘I hope that this project will al­low the an­cient skills of boat build­ing to live on, by shift­ing from ev­er­scarce wood to plas­tic.’’

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