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”
Category Archives: while on vacation
I was back in my native village for a while and then I can not resist taking a few pictures. First some impressions from the ever-changing village center … I got a warm feeling when I saw that the old forge / workshop of van Ark is still standing proudly, in the same condition asContinue reading “Vorden”
It’s autumn !
The changing of the seasons is less visible in Zeeland than in the wooded area of the Achterhoek, where I was born and raised. That is why we went to look around Vorden for a few days to clearly see that it is autumn … The Enzerinck estate Kieftskamp When I am in Vorden, ofContinue reading “It’s autumn !”
Exploring Europe with a camper
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.”
Farmers spray a lot of water nowadays …
Farmers spray a lot of water nowadays … But the natural environment still contains sufficient moisture in all shapes and forms, which is clearly visible after a relatively cool night and a cloudless warm day. A naturally mixed forest with a dense undergrowth can buffer and retain a lot of moisture. Unfortunately, as a resultContinue reading “Farmers spray a lot of water nowadays …”
usually the beauty is in the detail
I only observe without knowing exactly what I register … after all, wealth is a deep understanding of the natural world … and I don’t have that wealth due to a long career as a process operator … but I’m trying to catch up in the time that I have left. Too often I seeContinue reading “usually the beauty is in the detail”
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”
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”
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”
Poblat medieval de Llagunes
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”
Font de la Figuereta
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”
The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Alquézar.
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.”