Raul Sotillo is in India sharing his photos. Sound horn in back of trucks caught his attention. Here is one explanation.
One Plausible Reason Why Indians Love Honking Horns. Forbes
“No matter what they’re driving, a motorbike, a three-wheel auto-rickshaw, or a 40 year old Tata Motors truck, the horn is as important as the gas pedal. It may be more important than the brakes. And I think I know why Indians use the car horn so much; it’s the complete disregard for side mirrors. No one uses them. Some trucks don’t even have them. Others have their mirrors pushed closer to the vehicle because to extend them outward could invite a collision with another driver. Cars are so close to one another on the road that mirrors simply take up too much space. So with that in mind, truckers behind the wheel of India’s ancient truck fleet — at least 40 years old according to Singh — invite drivers to honk as a means to advise them that they are about to pass.”
Outdoors Learning also occurs in many professional careers that perform their functions outdoors. During this term several examples in different industries will be shown here. The University is Outdoors. – Outdoors University
Maritime transportation and port operations are important components of the supply chain of oil products. Big oil tankers carry crude oil to refineries and then bring refined products to many countries. Behind the helms of the ships are captains, maritime officers and crews, plus harbor pilots who bring these ships to port. This is is a sample of photos taken from the bridge of these oil tankers. They are professionals working outdoors. – Outdoors University.
Oil tankers ships and port operations. Photos by Maritime Pilot Leonardo Gutierrez, Punta Cardón, Venezuela.
BT Sporade and BT Terepaima leaving Cardon Terminal.
Winterfest Boat Parade. Coral Springs. Photo by Dr. David Chen.
Congratulations to Ranger Frank and his festive crew, who won 1st place in the Julington Creek Light Parade!!
The Osprey was transformed into a floating fire truck sponsored by the St Johns River Base at Echockotee, North Florida Council’s Boy Scout Camp.
We had such a blast participating in the Julington Creek annual boat parade! Thanks to our SJRK River Patrol Captains Lowell and Dee Stephens, the Kingfisher made an appearance! This weekend, look for us on Doctors Lake for the parade near Whitey’s Fish Camp!
Alberto Pomares is a retired Navy officer and GIS professional. He brought his passion for photography to amazing outdoors scenery. He has traveled in strenuous expeditions to capture Canaima, and Tepuys in an unique way. He is also an university professor of Digital Photography. Here is a small sample of his photos.
He has also used the web and social media to promote adventures, tourism, and photography. He has used #eCommerce opportunities to sell his photos and to offer a worldwide print service. We can extract a variety of #OutdoorsLearning opportunities.
He is also using drones and hyper time-lapses to enhance commercial photography experiences. This is #ExtremePhotography. This is one sample of his hyper time-lapses.
What is next for a Venezuelan couple that traveled in a VW Camper crossing Central America all the way to Texas and then went all the way to Jacksonville and Miami?
Well, they decided to cross Spain in a motorcycle! This year we observed the construction of a bed frame to create an unique mini-camper to drive from Miami, Florida to California.
These are their first pictures of Morella and Raul overlanding across USA. So far, they have camped in State Parks and a Walmart “resort”.
We are following their outdoors life learning experience and we will share their photos as they continue their journey inside this unique mini-camper.
“Overlanding describes self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the primary goal. … While expedition is defined as a journey with a purpose, overlanding sees the journey as the purpose.” #Wikipedia.