I am always amazed by the beautiful colors that can be seen during northern wind over the Oosterschelde.
After this photo I rounded the edges of the hinges a bit better with a file. The corona crisis made me think back to my father who always kept the “used-but-still-good” screws, bolts and nuts in glass jars. I have adopted that habit … in times of crisis always handy to have some spare inContinue reading “putting things together …”
A few days ago someone from pest control came by at our request and here and there put out special food for rats in our garden.Today one of the many young rats showed up … Marjan and I felt very guilty when we saw before our eyes how this beautiful young rat was going toContinue reading “a dying young rat”
I managed to get the lighting back in order, but to replace the hood again, I failed hopelessly. The silicone was cured sooner than I was done with reinstalling the bolts … with the result that the latter bolts didn’t fit, because the hood was gone crooked. Therefore my advice: do not buy an oldContinue reading “low maintenance means that it is difficult to repair”
Since I’m working on Quest 552 I put my Zephyr next to it, to compare the height …I’ll also clean my Zephyr tomorrow, because it’s spring and it’ll get only warmer outside.
David mentioned an old video of mine that inspired him to buy a velomobile as well. As a result, I also saw the old videos again … Quite nice, even though the video technology has improved a lot in recent years … The first one is the “oliebollentocht 2007“. The second one is “paastreffen 2010“.
I think my father (standing right) is about 18 years old when this photo was made… so the photo is about 100 years old! The photo fades away, I tried to get a bit more contrast in it. Nothing is eternal … My father apparently had a nice luxury bike! But my grandfather was alreadyContinue reading “Cycling ancesters”
We are now living in the beginning of what will later be called the Corona period. It will be a transitional period between the two times. Both economically and culturally, but hopefully also ecologically. To think things through quietly, it is good to take a walk in nature now and then … I can onlyContinue reading “At the start of the Corona- period”
There is a lot of animal life in our garden. From big to small, from fun to ugly, from useful to harmful, from sweet to evil, etc …There is also a rat family that has made a well-hidden den somewhere. The family is too big to stay in a human environment. The most difficult thingContinue reading “Wildlife in our backyard”
The top is off so that I can easily reach everything inside the Quest-body. I clearly notice that my own body is now 64 years old and the flexibility has disappeared in recent years. The small openings in Quest 552 are such that I have to choose; either see through it, or put one armContinue reading “Top half is off …”
He is seven years old! Our dog Hitch … named after Christopher Hitchins. And just like Christopher Hitchens, he allows me to see the relativity of social human society on a daily basis.Hitch communicates it in the typical dog way … a friendly lick in my face, an attentive look in his eyes, lying quietlyContinue reading “Hitch's birthday !”
Today I mounted the new rims. I bought them at velomobiel.nl and had them 2 days later … Tomorrow I want to take off the hood to better access the drive and lighting.
All these photos I made today in the “vulnerable area” of Natura 2000 managed by “natuurmonumenten” …
Today is International Women’s Day ! I have no better photo to illustrate this than this selfie made by Jes Harwig … Some interesting stuff to read about the issue of men/women ? You can read here …