Portuguese Port wine boat sails across Thames - girls on board in traditional costumes dancing.
C/U shot of feet and skirts of four girls dancing in traditional costumes. Succession of M/S and C/U shots of the girls dancing on the prow of the boat. Riverside and a bridge can be seen in the background.
Several shots of the girls dancing on the prow of the boat. They are clapping their hands, snapping their fingers, with hands high up in the air. Great shots of the embroidery on their costumes.
Girls are dancing the 'Vera' (Portuguese folk dance) on 'Barco Rabelo' a river boat which traditionally sails down river Douro carrying casks of Port wine from the vineyards to the docks of Oporto (harbour in Portugal - Port wine named after it).
M/S of the two men in traditional costumes, seen through the strange timber construction, rowing. M/S of the boat turning away from the camera. M/S of the girls sitting on the boat, resting, as the men keep rowing. Great M/S of the back of the boat painted in all colours of the rainbow. "...to add some gaiety and colour to - Old Father Thames."
Several shots of the captain steering a long heavy tiller and the men preparing to raise the sail as the voiceover explains the boat's sailing technique. M/S of the boat in full sail down the Thames.
Note: The dancers names are: Rosemary Soares d'Oliveira, Clarinda Carvalho, Elsa Mota Piloto and Maria Manuela Mongiardin.