UPDATE ! : Our camper is sold ! Pancho Veenstra is the new owner. Later (too late unfortunately) I found out Pancho is just a shadowy car dealer posing as an enthusiastic hobbyist. I thought I was selling the camper to someone with little capital who wanted to travel through Europe and refurbish an olderContinue reading “Our camper is for sale”
An acquaintance asked for advice because he wants to explore Europe with a camper for a several years. That is why I decided to write down my experiences that I have gained with our motorhomes over the past decades. First, there is the choice of whether you want to be a traveller or a tourist. Second, it is important what financial options youContinue reading “Exploring Europe with a camper”
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. The firstContinue reading “Normandy, France.”
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”
We were in this valley for a few days. Because it was a little early in the spring and this valley is quite high in the Pyrenees, nature was still in “hibernation”. Of the many flowering herbs and flowers that we were used to from previous years, there was nothing to see yet. And itContinue reading “L’ Arenal”
Alquézar is situated in the Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park in Aragon, Spain. We have visited this old town on a rainy day. A few impressions during our walk through the town to the church…. No street in this city runs horizontally … ideal for walkers, because of no busy traffic through the narrowContinue reading “Alquézar.”
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”
We saw this nice DIY camper in Esco … to nice not to be shown !
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”
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 …”
new windshield wipers … getting the rust off the disc brakes …
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?”
we’ve been to the Pyrenees with our camper.
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 …”