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. . TheContinue reading “Normandy, France.”
My wife is gaining more and more experience in recognizing birds, flowers, mushrooms and all kinds of other life in nature. One of the indispensable things that she uses are except for the countless books … binoculars from the Bird Protection Netherlands. The past 2 days we have gained some “nature” vitamins in the Ardennes,Continue reading “Vogelbescherming Nederland”
We spent a few days in the Achterhoek, the region where I was born and raised. Memories, memories, memories and beautiful nature! Eating “halve Haantjes” at Hotel Bakker … In between we also went to Ermelo to visit the grave of my brother Johan. and to Winterswijk to visit my sister … and also toContinue reading “de Achterhoek”
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”
You can see from their boats that they have enough to pay, but the Netherlands does not yet have a tax on pleasure crafts.
We have spent our 35 year wedding anniversary in peace and comfort with our camper in the Ardennes … By the way I choose my photos, you’ll understand that I think that beauty and happiness are in the small details. That also applies to a good marriage.
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”
We have visited this beautiful place on our journey through the Mountains of the Catalan Pyrenees. If you are interested in the history of the harsh mountain life that has made the Catalans the proud independent people of today … then this place is worth a visit. A lot has been researched and everything isContinue reading “Poblat medieval de Llagunes”
We paused here for a while to eat and drink. During the break, we noticed the many birds and goats that live in the wild here in the Pyrenees. So I started playing with my camera … The many yellow ribbons also made it clear to us that we had left Aragon and had endedContinue reading “Font de la Figuereta”
Marjan wanted to visit this church because it originally had Moorish influences. I went because there was a huge rain shower. But I enjoyed taking photos without a tripod in the little light … and was impressed by all the frills that had been placed in this church for the past 1000 years. The guideContinue reading “The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Alquézar.”
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 made a short walk alongside the river near Jánovas: Rio Ara. For the construction of a dam at Jánovas (which fortunately did not take place), large tunnels were made for work traffic in the past. Nature has taken it back! The dead-end road is only 800 meters long but has now become a beautifulContinue reading “Rio Ara.”
We were in Jánovas before, but it made such an intense impression that we wanted to go there again to see the progress of the restorations. All current information can be found on this site. A few streets have common facilities such as water, electricity and sewerage. They are also nicely sealed with a provisionalContinue reading “Jánovas revisited”
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”