You don’t have to go real far to catch a glimp of nature’s beauty. We had some exceptional cold weather in combination with snow here. That was several years ago. Even better, the snow was here to stay for a couple of days, thanks to the freezing cold.
Anyway, they predicted freezing temperatures in combination with a clear sky, that was more than enough for me to get up early, walked to the riverbank a few 100 meters behind our house and fire up the drone to try and make some beautiful sunrise images. There was a big cloud blocking the sun for a while but after the sun rose above it, the warm colors of the sun rays kissed the landscape. Lovely!
So summer is gone. The good weather is gone. Now true Campers come out again. A little rain, wind and cold doesn’t scare us. Au contraire, that’s when we revive! Camperwerk Netherlands invited us for a short weekend away. Nothing fancy or big, no entertainenent circus, just being outside close to nature& weather to enjoy the company of equally minded people. Most of us knew eachother from previous version so the ice was broken quickly, chairs were dragged from one tent to the other to join in for coffee or thee.
We all have different kind of hobbies & interests, we also have little time at our disposal. So what is more satisfying then combining several interests in one great weekend. You all know that I’m an outdoor enthusiast and some of you know that I’m also a communication adept. I love all kinds of communication technology: old or new, analog or digital, … bring it on. So recently I got licensed as an Ham Radio operator. That gives me tons of extra possibilities to experiment with communication technology. One of those things is a “Fauna & Flora activation.” Yeah I know, nerding out here! And damn happy ’bout it!
While in the midst of summer I’m already looking forward to spending the winter in Sweden again. I cannot hide my love for the Northern European countries, I love the freedom in summer, the overwhelming solitude of nature there. The feeling of becoming bewildered again after a month or more of outdoor life. But I’ve come to love winters too. The short days with massive blue skies and and the low sunlight give it a constant magical feeling. The cosy heat of the cabin with a warm fire, the fresh air when out and about, … Adventuring in winterland is so beautiful.
With the Corona restrictions applied we grab every opportunity to go outside and catch some fresh air. Our favourite spot close by is of course the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe. There is absolutely nothing to see there or in our case we love the wide calm views, the strong wind and the nothingness!