In The Mud

Constructing houses on reclaimed land (polder) usually means: mud. Lots of mud. Mud up to your knees, mud on the roof of your car, mud on your sandwich.

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

It’s October now, raining every day, and we get used to it. Some people however can’t get used to it: truck drivers. They show up in their shiny new trucks, King of the Road… sure, until they drive onto our little muddy dirtroad. Then the bravado is finished, no more King of the Road, they usually end up axle-deep in the mud. Stuck!

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

And the problem is, you can’t see which part of the road is hard and which part is shoulder. The middle of the road usually is ok, but steer of the hard track by 30 centimeters, and you’re done. Finished. 500 HP doesn’t help. Means we have to get a yellow monster to pull them on the road again.

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

We have a large image collection of stuck trucks, this here is only a small selection.

Below Mischa gives some directions to a truck driver. Let’s hope he listens, or he will get stuck too.

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

Lithouse wooden houses: trucks stuck in the mud

mud in the polder

mud in the polder