There was a David G Alford Boy Scout group reunion in my hometown of Vorden.I have made some photos that give an impression of the event. A few hours is far too short to bring back all the memories…but just enough to make you, as an old Boy Scout, realize that despite the time elapsed,Continue reading “David G Alford”
In the industrial area, east of Vlissingen is the site of motorsports association “De Uitlaat”. During a short bike ride, I happened to see a couple of guys racing actively. The light was beautiful, the track was dry and there was little wind, so I couldn’t resist the temptation to get out of my velomobile and take some pictures.
UPDATE ! : Our camper is sold ! Pancho Veenstra is the new owner. Later (too late unfortunately) I found out Pancho is just a shadowy car dealer posing as an enthusiastic hobbyist. I thought I was selling the camper to someone with little capital who wanted to travel through Europe and refurbish an olderContinue reading “Our camper is for sale”
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 longerContinue reading “busy to get used to getting older”
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 crowsContinue reading “turtledoves in our garden”
It was typically Dutch weather…
A few rain showers, but otherwise fine velomobile weather and relatively few tourists …
Grandmothers are incredibly important in this …
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 leatherContinue reading “new saddle”
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 asContinue reading “Vorden”
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 ofContinue reading “Fluid dynamics”
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 paintedContinue reading “The old water pump has become a museum piece.”
The almond tree is in bloom … and I’m working on an old water pump that I like very much but with which I can’t think of what to do with it …
sung with the right feeling … I can’t get the song out of my head due to all the attacks of the past time.