The start of the building process. The deal seat-section with hazel poles in the ground and willow gunwale woven about them at ground level.
Where the confusion begins - bending the hazel rods and lashing them into a strong and flexible frame..
Inside the covered frame with lashed hazel ribs, foot rests and tarred calico.
The coracle is easily transported over land, but does look like a giant turtle's shell.
Launching the coracle takes a little bit of practice and a little bit of skill.
There's room to get into your stride while paddling on the River Ness.
Always persuade a friend - in this case Robin Brown - to use it so you can see how it rides before trying it yourself.
Mastering the figure-of-eight sculling draw stroke over the broad bow can take a while for some, others can do it instinctively.
Putting the little boat through its paces while out and about on the river.