Swimming Island - China

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Comments (13)

K@rin on November 2, 2010

Chicken island :), well they cannot be taken by a fox than or some other predator from the land, seems to me its just a lot of work every day to fetch the eggs, they do it by boat or can it be pulled to the side with a rope? And sure hope they dont become sea(ch)sick(s) when there is a lot of wind, BW to you Udo ,

udo55 on November 3, 2010

Hi dear Karin!

Great thanks for your visit, very kind and interesting comment + Like!

Did you ever see an island like this one?:) Of course it's a wonderful idea from all the fisher-houseboat people to make this kind of islands. additional they have on their boats a lot of chickens. On this island the chicken will never have contact to snakes, etc. which are in surrounding landscapes! Perhaps a paradise island for them!? During stormy weather they always sit at the ground in waiting position!:)

My best wishes to Holland and you, Udo

K@rin on November 3, 2010

HI UDO , no never saw an island like this, well a very clever idea, what about watersnakes than ? or do they not live there? Well guess it is paradise for them , maybe add a Palmtree for some extra shade and Decoration :), we do have a lot of houseboats here too, but they dont have the chicken islands. sometimes a little garden < BW and thanks for info

udo55 on November 3, 2010

Hello dear Karin,

great thx for your reply! Watersnakes are not in this area...i never saw and heard about it!

A palmtree is best idea...also for me when i'm sitting at this lake during sunny weather and other places! perhaps additional with a cold beer...named paradise on earth!:)

With smilings, Udo

H. A. on November 3, 2010

Ein kleines Detail in Deinem Paradies, nicht wahr Udo? Wohl die einzige Möglichkeit, das Federvieh in dieser herrlichen Umgebung im Zaum zu halten. ((-:

Herta, lächelnd....

udo55 on November 3, 2010

Hallo Herta!

Herzlichen Dank für Deinen Besuch und den treffenden Kommentar! Ja, ich seh' das genauso wie Du! Praktisch für die Fischer, denn Nachts kann schon mal etwas weg kommen...hier streunen auch wilde Hunde herum, etc.! Dazu ungefährlich für die Hühner, Enten, etc. und sehr nah am Hausboot! Genial!

Als ich mit dem Vater (Fährmann) meines Freundes den See entlang fuhr winkten alle Fischerfamilien mir zu...

Seit Kurzem weiß ich das ich wohl wahrscheinlich zum China New Year (Ende Januar 2011) dort und in DaliShan wieder sein werde...mein chines. Freund rief mich an und erzälte mir, das in dem Dorf bei DaliShan, wo seine Eltern Ende des Jahres hinziehen werden und ihr Altenteil verbringen werden, die Dorfbewohner mich wiedersehen wollen....


RiaM on November 5, 2010

Amazing to see this Udo! Wonderful photo! I just read the comments above... Great!

A LIKE for this little Island!

Greetings from Ria

udo55 on November 6, 2010

Hello RiaM!

Dear Ria, 1000 thx for your visit and wonderful comment, additional with Like for this photo!

I'm really very thanksful that you commented this kind of photo which is showing the reality in so many lakes of China...but which can be also amazingly to see it and how the people have ideas!:)

My best wishes and a happy weekend for you, Udo

*Irina* on November 7, 2010

Hello dear Udo!

I read your explanation of the same photo on another page, and realized that these fishermen live the whole family in these floating homes, I am very interested, and where they spend the winter? I like your photo.

With best wishes, Irina

udo55 on November 7, 2010

Hello dear Irina!

great thanks for your visit and very kind comment + Like! I'm very happy about your interest and that you like this photo!

The fisher-families are living the whole year in their house-boats. Also their is a possibility to stay for all the chickens, etc., but only for extremly weather conditions! Normally all the animals will stay on their island, which is very close to the fisher-boats! Of course, during rainy, stormy, snowy and other hard weather conditions all the amimals can go and stay under the shelter on this island...as you can see!

My best wishes to you, Udo

febrok korbef on November 19, 2010

Den habe ich schon bei dir gehen, nur von der anderen Seite. Das nennt man frei laufende Hühner. :))  

...."die Dorfbewohner mich wiedersehen wollen".... Naja, die wollen sich doch nur über deine lange Nase amüsieren. LOL   LIKE 3

VG febrok

udo55 on November 20, 2010

Hallo Febrok!

Danke für Deinen Besuch und den interessanten Kommentar + LIKE!

In Europa wären so manch Hühner happy...bei solch Auslauf mit Ausblick!

Naja...auch das, aber zu gern auch Einen??? mit mir trinken...wie schon einmal erwähnt habe ich D bisher immer gut vertreten...müssen!:)) LOL

VG, Udo

febrok korbef on November 20, 2010


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