Normandy, France.

We went travelling for a few days with our old camper. After months of unemployment in our small family bubble in a world with COVID-19 and many sterile job applications, the need to see a different environment was great. The general advice is to avoid crowds and therefore Normandy seemed a suitable target. . TheContinue reading “Normandy, France.”

alternator broken in the Ardennes

We just wanted to see the splendour of the deciduous trees in autumn attire and went to the Ardennes for a few days. Unfortunately, the dynamo stopped when we wanted to go back home … Fortunately, we were helped by friendly people. Of course I made some pictures that reflect the atmosphere of our walkContinue reading “alternator broken in the Ardennes”

Aragon

We drove at ease through Aragon. A beautiful area where a proud people have lived for centuries, just listen to this song … It is a pity that the old culture of living in small villages nowadays suffers from migration to the big city. I expect that the coming energy- and economy transition will causeContinue reading “Aragon”

Esco

It’s known as an “Pueblo Abandonado”, but I’m not sure if it really was left voluntarily … Esco “A Franco-era dam flooded (almost) everyone out of this centuries-old Aragonese town.” Source: Abandoned Village of Esco – Sigüés, Spain – Atlas Obscura If you’re careful and aware of the dangers of an unlocked ruin, you canContinue reading “Esco”

Through the Basque region from France to Spain …

We were in Moliets-Plage when we read about the fire in Notre-Dame … The Basque region is fantastic to travel through … With our camper we want to be free, in a quiet and interesting place in nature, with an eye on the local history … Despite the low water level, photography was pleasant aroundContinue reading “Through the Basque region from France to Spain …”

Is it autumn?

Because we live on the coast, we don’t see autumn in nature as clearly as in woodlands.  [satire mode on] That’s why we went to the Ardennes to see firsthand how naturally fall looks for forest dwellers. Nowadays, with climate change, you do not know how things stand with the seasons. Science is only a belief, theyContinue reading “Is it autumn?”

a short trip through France …

We were in France, near Cap Gris-Nez …   our overnight place was at Parking Bois de Guines …   red beech …     modern way to “enjoy nature” …     “laat niet als dank voor het aangenaam verpozen, ons de blikken en de dozen”…   Cap Gris-Nez …     Looking acrossContinue reading “a short trip through France …”