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On the Hunt for Joy Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days

Cee’s prompt for the On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days got me thinking about the proliferation of Hi-Viz clothing.

At the Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2018 I was struck by the sheer number of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats. At the opening ceremony there was as many people wearing Hi-Viz as there was people in their regular clothes or uniforms. There’s 4 more people in Hi-Viz vests in the parking area behind the fence.

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Clothes on Tough Days

 

Santa Claus escorted by a phalanx of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats bringing up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2019.

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Clothes on Tough Days

 

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One Word Sunday

Restoration

I had several ideas for a post when reading the One Word Sunday prompt Restoration.

In the end I went with two very different restored pieces of machinery.

 

One Word Sunday: Restoration

This is Olivia, a De Havilland Canada Beaver floatplane. Built in 1956 and restored in 2007. Photographed at the Air and Auto Extravaganza, Wiarton Airport, Ontario in 2018.

 

One Word Sunday: Restoration

Giving the brass on the smoke stack of a restored traction engine a final polish. Taken at a Steam Rally in Crewe, Cheshire, the traction engine has a front mounted winch.

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Cars and Trucks

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cars and Trucks.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before remembering a visit to the Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario last year. I didn’t make it this year not having been out of rehab for long and still being on crutches.

Here’s a couple of old, European cars that were at the car show.

An old British MG sports car. Called a roadster in North America for some reason.

CFFC: Cars and Trucks

 

A Citroen 2CV. Originally designed for French farmers to transport their goods to market they became quite popular in the U.K. in the 1980s and 1990s. I was surprised to see one in Ontario, Canada.

CFFC: Cars and Trucks

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Deux chevaux.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is “Get your motors running: cool cars that caught your eye.

I had photo picked for the challenge but changed my mind and went in a completely different direction. I went from a high tech rally car competing in a World Championship Rally to a much older and simpler design of vehicle.

The photo shows a Citroen 2CV taken this summer at the Wiarton Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport, Ontario, Canada. It was one of only three European cars at the show. The 2CV was built by Citroen from 1948 until 1990. This one is from the 1980s I’m guessing. Deux chevaux is the French for two horses, 2CV means two steam horses.

I was living in the U.K. when these were popular with some but a source of amusement for more people. Looking back maybe the owners of the 2CV had a point. It’s a basic vehicle with minimal electrical systems, a simple engine and long travel suspension. A vehicle that probably only require a basic toolkit for most repairs.

I wonder how many French cars from the 1980s are in Canada.

Deux chevaux.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

‘Don’t move!’

‘There’s a bug on your Hi-Viz.’

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Street Photography.

The shot isn’t really street photography as it was taken at an airport. We visited the Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport on the South Bruce Peninsula a few weeks ago. The thing that struck me was the number of people wearing Hi-Viz vests. At times it seemed they out numbered the public at the event. So I was watching out for photo opportunities featuring people in Hi-Viz.

This rather amused me but I don’t know if it was the reaction to the bug on the vest or me wondering if it was a colour blind bug.

Naughty bug, get off there.