Estuary of Gironde -1

A shelter along the estuary of a river

Suspended between land and sea along the estuary of the Gironde, these fishermen's shelters are inseparable from the Gironde's legacy. Fishing with squarre dipping nets dates back to five or six centuries or so. Writings mention from the 14th century a fishing technique called "carrelet". A square net with a carnation on which were attached poles, rose or descended into the water thanks to another pole. If the technique is not so different today in France, it was not until the 20th century the first wooden cabins equipped with plaice came up on the Charente coast, the Gironde, the Loire and even the Dordogne. They allowed the owners to fish sheltered from the weather. 

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