VIETNAM 2013 #77

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
This is the start of a new series. I went to Ca Mau, the southernmost city in Vietnam and its wonderful “water taxi women” (see previous uploads) in order to catch a speed boat to Cape Mui Ca Mau National Park at the southern end of Vietnam.
It was a most interesting day starting on an overcrowded boat. I don’t know how many passengers were supposed to be on board but we were well over the limit. Health and Safety does not exist in Vietnam .

We were 3 people on seats designed for 2 and there were people seating on plastic seats in the middle aisle. So no possibility of escape in an emergency except through the windows. luckily I was seating next to one.

The boat went at speed on the waterways and stopped quite often in villages along the way or in the middle of nowhere. At each stop, there were people squeezing themselves out of the low ceiling boat while other passengers were boarding.

The journey was supposed to last 1 and a half hour but we got to Mui Ca Mau in over 2 hours but it was great fun.

Tags: Waterway Speed boat Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel CA MAU PROVINCE CA MAU TOWN TO CAPE MUI CA MAU NATIONAL PARK


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boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 11:00AM
Super set....

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ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
12 Aug 2013 11:55AM
Sounds like an accident waiting to happen, I would have been so scared...great set
Ayoob 5 Australia
12 Aug 2013 1:52PM
Great set of images..........Grin
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
12 Aug 2013 3:08PM
fine set GrinGrin
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
12 Aug 2013 5:45PM
Excellent series Jean- Noel. V4 for me. I love that broad open expanse of the river.GrinGrinGrin
Ron
Mike_Smith Plus
9 302 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 7:05PM
Nice set of shots, V4 is a beauty
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
12 Aug 2013 7:35PM
Nice set of images!!
jaktis 12 84 Sweden
12 Aug 2013 8:21PM
You have so many interesting photos

Peter

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