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wimharwig.com

wimharwig.com is about the life of an old married man who was born in 314 ppm CO2 and is still trying to carry out his hobbies, with the adage “I am too old for keeping up appearances”.
As an amateur photographer and blogger, I try to do my best to record the adventures with my sweet wife, loyal dog, cosy camper, wooden Finnhouse and creaking recumbents with my old Canon 5D photo camera. And let’s call it factual photography because I don’t interfere with what happens … I only use my point of view and camera settings.

It is mainly for myself, my family and friends (mostly abroad), but anyone who is interested in me or my blog is welcome.

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busy to get used to getting older

Life in these turbulent times with climate change, political chaos (the Netherlands), the growing wealth gap, COVID-19 deniers, digital money, energy transition, resurgent populism, reduced reading skills among young people, neoliberal economy, etc. did not get any easier for guys like me who grew up in the turbulent sixties and seventies. So even though I no longer…

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turtledoves in our garden

Mother turtle-dove decided to make her nest in a wicker basket that is always on our porch. She laid two eggs which both hatched without any problems. So we could enjoy 2 turtle-doves growing up every day and have also gained a lot of respect for the turtle-dove that took excellent care of their young and defended with great courage against crows…

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new saddle

I needed a new saddle for my Bullitt. The old one was made of plastic and because of the cracks in the deck I often got a wet butt from the rainwater that remained in the plastic foam for days on end. On the old Batavus I still have an old “Lepper” saddle that suits me well. I know a leather…

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Vorden

I was back in my native village for a while and then I can not resist taking a few pictures. First some impressions from the ever-changing village center … I got a warm feeling when I saw that the old forge / workshop of van Ark is still standing proudly, in the same condition as…

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Fluid dynamics

If you live in Zeeland, people often look at the shape of a velomobile with the eyes of a sailor. But the fluid dynamics for water is fundamentally different from that for air. The shape of a velomobile suggests that it has a high speed … and I think that is the big disadvantage of…

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The old water pump has become a museum piece.

The old hand cranck pump wasn’t complete, so I decided to just clean it and hang it in our garden just for fun. I like seeing the old handmade wooden piston, which still had the original non-return valve leather on it. The leather that belongs to the seal around the piston had disappeared. I painted…

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