It was very foggy today when Floss, BeAnne and I went on the 2 mile walk. Everyone wore Hi-Viz, even BeAnne. This outfit is called The Beankini and she walks along happily in it. I also put her on a long lead just in case. And so we set off.
Anyway, I thought I would try an experiment to see which Hi-Viz colour works best for us so I asked Floss to walk faster away down the road and I would take photos of her progress to show her visibility. It is 1.30pm by the way.
This is the furthest I could see her properly.
I think that conclusively proves that orange is the better Hi-Viz colour. Ok, there may be a wider spread of me in my coat but I am more visible than Floss at a greater distance, even if I were a thin orange blob.
Then a friend, who was doing some sightseeing in the fog like you do, passed in her car. We all stopped for a chat. She said she had seen a bus-load of puffins yesterday at Sumburgh so I retaliated with Foula’s beauty as they gazed at nothing into the distance. This is her car driving off and yes, she had all her lights on. You can barely see it. I need an orange car now.
Some folk treat hi-viz as a joke. I don’t. I want to be seen when I am out and about either on foot, on horse or with dog. If it makes drivers slow down, then all to the good. To be run over because you can’t be arsed to wear hi-viz is unforgivable in my book especially up here.