This colourful boat is called moliceiro. And where can you find boats like these? In Portugal, of course! More specifically in Aveiro, a city near the coast.
These boats, now used mainly as tourist attraction, used to play an important role in the local economy: They allowed navigation in the Ria de Aveiro and the harvesting of a kind of vegetation, called moliço, which was used as a fertilizer in agriculture.
The motifs painted on these boats vary, but some, like this last one, can be… cheeky. 😉
Fascinating facts, and the artwork on these moliceiro is as good as any folk art in a gallery. The double entendre is delightful, and I’ll say no more!
“Know what I mean? Know what I mean? Nudge, nudge. Wink wink. Say no more” 😀