Saturday, February 5, 2011

The vehicular transportation blog post....

The vehicles are always extremely interesting, not just how they look but also how they use them at times. They absolutely use them to their maximum and then some.

This is the modern version of the old Royal Enfield you still see being ridden around. In the same way they are still making the Morris Oxford-styled Ambassador, they are still making this old classic, just with sharper styling. The men ride these around as if the were Harleys

The over-loading of various vehicles never fails to amuse.

 For the John Deere fans among you....

You can't really see, and I wasn't going to get too close, but a policeman had this truck driver bailed up and was giving him a good slapping round as he clearly wasn't paying his fair share of Baksheesh. Baksheesh is not necessarily a bribe, not necessarily a tip either, more of an "encouragement towards better working relationships from what I understand ! The driver was handing over some notes but the policeman was getting angrier by the moment

They load these sugar cane trucks up like you wouldn't believe. This one is quite light compared to some. Will try to get a photo of a seriously overloaded one.

OK so these bullock carts have an interesting history going back well over 2000 years and apart from the wheels and tyres little else has changed in that time. I find the drivers are very nice men and take tremendous pride in their work. They are well respected on the road.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all teh vehicular photos, Graham. Naturally I liked the one of the John Deere - I will have to see if I can get some more attachment to load onto mine.