The photo “Surfing in Scheveningen” gets a lot of views on Flickr. Therefor I’ve used it as my new banner.
It was not easy to take the photo as the wind tried to pull the camera from my hands and was blowing so hard it was almost impossible to take a steady shot. Therefor I’ve had to crank up the iso value a lot to be able to have a decent short shutter time to compensate for my moving camera.
And there I was in Senigallia, Italy, where the local classic car club had a meeting in front of the castle. I found this car which is very similar to my first car. I have owned it approximately two weeks. Then in the first shower it appeared that the back wheelarches where rotten. The prior owner had driven it approximately 15 years in those days (early 70ies). He was the best friend of my granddad. He stored the car in a garage and hadn’t noticed the wheelarches problems. He took the car back without a hassle and subsequently I bought my first Citroen, a 2CV. Not really sure anymore I have owned a series II Appia like this one or a series one…fond memories.
Is what I wish you all! The third lustrum of this millennium seems or has to be a lucky one 😉
Just an idea to post more frequent here on the blog is trying to post more of my photo’s more or less simultaneously as I post them to Picfair.
This Eon Power station is gas turbine powered and is located near the The Hague city center and actually around the corner where I live.
Not many people know The Hague has canals. Not so many as Amsterdam off course, but we have some an you can cruise the canals. However our bridges are lower than the average Amsterdam bridges, so the best tours are with small uncovered little canal boats. Good weather gives a better experience.
Yesterday I was tested as a volunteer skipper for one of the companies offering trips, De Willemsvaart. I believe the boss was satisfied with my maneuverability. So it is possible you have me as your captain when you book a tour in 2015. They close down for the winter next week.
While maneuvering the little boat we encountered a family of Nile Geese. Quite extraordinary in November.