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”

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.”

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”

Vogelbescherming Nederland

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”

de Achterhoek

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”

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”

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.”

Jánovas revisited

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”