Henri-Chapelle, part municipality of Welkenraedt. We started the visit with a nice walk of a few kilometers around the golf course and overlooking the beautiful landscape of Henri-Chapelle. Route de Charlemagne (50.681647, 5.944886) Rue de la Vallée Rue Vivier (piscine et chapelle) Blieberg Kinkenweg (the … Continue readingWelkenraedt
Amsterdam-Newcastle Mini Cruise Only a few hours to visit Newcastle is way too short. We had the choice between two buses to return to the boat, one at 2.45 pm and one at 3.45 pm. As we did not want to be late, we chose … Continue readingNewcastle back to Amsterdam
Amsterdam-Newcastle Mini Cruise After a good night’s sleep, we arrived at South Shields The sunrise was very beautiful. In the center of Newcastle, we had rain, wind and rain. So we didn’t visit a lot, we hurried to have a look at the bridges, the … Continue readingVisit of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Amsterdam-Newcastle Mini Cruise Due to a special promotion of DFDS this time of year in which we participated there was an extra discount on the mini-cruise offer and we decided to book the ferry. This is a fantastic way to explore the exciting city of … Continue readingMini-Cruise IJmuiden-Newcastle
Middelkerke Our dog is always hungry and during the walk on the beach, he bit into a fishhook. Someone could cut the line with scissors and we had to have the hook removed at a veterinarian.
We went to the oil mill of Frantoio Solena at Piandisco, where the olives are pressed and processed into oil. The first product obtained from the olive processing is the precious extra virgin olive oil. The pressing at the mill can be done on … Continue readingAt the oil-mill
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the “touchstone of Renaissance urbanism.” In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 … Continue readingPienza
If you discover Siena in one day, start with the visit of Piazza del Campo. Piazza del Campo is the heart of Siena, where you just must spend some of your time once in town. It’s a huge square and is also considered one of … Continue readingSiena
Castelfranco di Sopra is a frazione (subdivision) of the comune of Castelfranco Piandiscò, in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany. It is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Arezzo. It was … Continue readingCastelfranco di Sopra
In the month of November, it’s Olive-time in Tuscany. Most of the olive trees grown in Tuscany are Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolio, Maurino and Moraiolo. In my opinion, picking olives is quite hard physical labour. A large net is placed under each olive tree and serves to collect the … Continue readingOlive harvest
Casa Notten – A slice of paradise A very nice, quiet place we can recommand is ‘Casa Notten’ in the beautiful village of Castelfranco di Sopra, situated halfway between Arezzo and Florence, along the “Via dei Sette Ponti”. From the estate you can see the … Continue readingCasa Notten 2018
Middelkerke I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore. I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with laughter. And no one in the world will know where we both are. From Clouds And Waves – … Continue readingMiddelkerke-2018
Visit of Mornsheim (Fossil Stones) and Pappeheim on 11-12 August 2018 More information about the Raffelsteiner Hof The rooms have the name of German Cities, we took Berlin! You really notice that we are in environment of quarries of bavarian stones, natural stone … Continue readingSolnhofen
Visit ‘Keukenhof’ in the Netherlands if you like to see beautiful flowers. Keukenhof lies in Lisse, between Amsterdam and The Hague, not far from the coast, in the heart of the “Bulb Region”. It is a park where more than 7 million flower bulbs are … Continue readingKeukenhof
Middelkerke a fantastic place on the Belgian coast, ideal for a quiet holiday by the sea after school holidays. A fisherman at work. Very beautiful clouds in the sky above the sea. Wonderful sunsets, rain and a rainbow.
In the area of Sestriere The beautiful nature in the area of Sestriere is amazing. There are lots of possibilities for activities.
Snowboard is what i like most in the mountains but there was unfortunately no snowboard group that I could join at the scuola sci at Borgata Sestriere . So I took a few lessons with a monitor. to start the snowboard experience. It was very … Continue readingSnowboard and ski
The hamlet of Borgata (formerly belonging to Pragelato) is a quiet place to stay. It’s a quiet village, ideal for a walk with the dog. Only 500m between the hotel Sciatore and access to the ski-area of Via Lattea (Milky Way)
Pleasant stay in a quiet good hotel at the hotel Sciatore on from Saturday 28/1/17 – saturday 4/2/17. This hotel is located in the historic heart of Sestriere, the brighthest start in the Piemonte Alps. Situated in the valley Borgata, 3 kilometers from … Continue readingHotel Sciatore
A fantastic stay in Middelkerke on the Belgian coast. A beautiful sky over the beach, a wonderful sunset and beautiful walks along the water.
We had a short journey in Arnsberg, in the state North Rhine Westphalia, In the month of May, 2016. We were lucky with the warm weather. It is a quiet town, nearly completely encircled by forest. A beautiful place for walking. We had a nice … Continue readingArnsberg
April 2016 – Club Med La Plagne
Ballon d’Alsace With its highest peak at 1424 metres in altitude, the Grand-Ballon is the highest summit in the Vosges mountains. Eguisheim
A walk around the lake of Gérardmer. We had no luck with the weather, it was a rainy day in September.. The Haut-Koenigsbourg castle The Haut-Koenigsbourg castle is one of the symbols of Alsatian heritage and a witness to the course of European … Continue readingVisit in the region of Alsace
One of the most glacial lakes in Alsace, more info on Tourism Alsace: Sewen Lake The Alfeld Lake is dammed since 1883, to supply lower levels with water. His origin is due to glacial erosion. A path leads to a hut near a cascade. A … Continue readingSewen – Alfeld Lake
Colmar On our way to Sewen, we stopped in Colmar, a Beautiful Medieval Town in Alsace. The window sills of the houses are decorated with beautiful flowers. The half timbered houses were amazing and so colourful. A photographers dream! Sewen, a quiet place to … Continue readingColmar and Sewen
The Øresund or Öresund Bridge It’s a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Øresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The crossing … Continue readingSontbelt in Danmark and trip to Germany
Bye, Bye Norway! Sandefjord to Strömstad, Sweden by boat. Ferry Sandefjord – Strömstad. A 2h30 crossing and on board duty-free shopping and buffet-restaurant. There was a kennel up deck, but this time, we kept our dog in his own kennel in the car, that’s where … Continue readingSandefjord-Lund
A beautiful route through southern Norway We drove via the E39 and E18. As we had planned to take the ferry on the 3th of august, we booked a room in the Quality Hotel in Tonsberg Quality Hotel Tønsberg
Veterinarian As we spend more than 8 days in Norway, we had to visit a veterinarian to show our dog. The veterinarian has to give a medicine against the worms. In the afternoon, we went looking for a nice place for fishing. The owner of … Continue readingLast day in Tau
Where to find foodstores? We didn’t experience big cities in Norway and as we cooked mostly our own meals, we had to find foodstores. We didn’t find a butcher, a bakery but found everything we needed in supermarkets such as KIWI, Rema 1000, Meny… At … Continue readingFood shopping
Jærenbeach A trip down to the beaches of Jæren is an experience regardless of weather. Enjoy the ever-changing sky and the horizon far out over the ocean Visit the Obrestad lighthouse, built of granite in 1873.
Tourist Attraction number one! Preikestolen or Prekestolen (English: «Preacher’s Pulpit», «Preacher’s Chair» or «Pulpit Rock’») is a tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 metres (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, … Continue readingPreikestolen
STAVANGER, the town that put sardines into the can! To visit in Stavanger: Maritime Museum, the wooden houses from the 17th and 18th century, the Domkirke, There is also the Norsk Oljemuseum,on Kjeringholmen, a small island in Stavanger Harbour, with the offshore installations where you … Continue readingStavanger
The ideal location to spend a week Hamrane hyttefelt is beautifully situated in Ryfylke. About 30 min by car and you will find the starting point for walks to the famous Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen). You can aslo do some sightseeing by boat on the Lysefjord, … Continue readingHamrane
Morning walk Enjoying the beautiful nature… A walk on the Gaustatoppen The mountain Gaustatoppen in Rjukan in Telemark county is easily accessable and one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway. The view of the Gausatoppen from our holiday home was beautiful, it is also possible to … Continue readingGaustatoppen
Rjukan A walk in the early morning with the dog, enjoying the beautiful nature… Sheepskin and Norwegian Brown Cheese On the road, we found a woman running a shop and selling brown cheese, or brunost (‘whey cheese’ with a distinctive caramel flavour) and real sheepskins. Thanks … Continue readingTuddal
Rjukan is known for its hydroelectric power station and solar mirrors. Rjukan lies at the bottom of a valley that is oriented east to west, with Gaustatoppen (at 1883 metres over sea level) and the other surrounding mountains immediately south of the town rendering the city … Continue readingRjukan
After an unforgettable crossing aboard the Color Magic, we drove through the red arrows to customs to show our dog Loeki and his international passport. Fortunately, no problem considering everything was in order we could continue our travel. Temperature in OSLO: 30 °C … Continue readingOslo – Rjukan
Arrived at Kiel, we rested a few hours and then went to the port of Kiel “Norwegenkai” From Kiel to Oslo with the Color Magic Here some technical information about the boat Baujahr: 2007 Werf: Aker Yards, Turku Finnland Schiffsregister: NOR Heimatehafen: Oslo … Continue readingRoute to Norway
Photos of Barneville-Carteret The beach at Barneville stretches for miles, it is perfect for a nice walk with the dog during off season. We made a good walk to Hatainville then back across the dunes. To note that the dogs are forbidden on the different beaches … Continue readingBarneville-Carteret
M’bour (also written as Mbour) is a city in Senegalese Thiès region. In 2002, M’bour had 153,503 inhabitants. M’bour has a fishing port and a flat sandy beach that is exploited touristic. Shopping in Mbour In Saly you can also shop, but for the purchase … Continue readingMbour
We left Saly and drove about 2-3 hours to arrive at Ndangane. There we made an excursion through the islands of the Sine Saloum with Malé dit DAWARA, piroguier and guide. Mangroves Mangroves are evergreen trees or shrubs. They tolerate salt concentrations that are deadly … Continue readingSine Saloum
Joal-Fadiouth Joal-Fadiouth is a town and commune in the Thiès Region at the end of the Petite Côte of Senegal, at about 114km south-east of Dakar. Images along the road between Saly and Ndangane to Joal-Fadiouth, marvelous landscapes and villages we passed. Joal lies … Continue readingJoal-Fadiouth
The reserve of Bandia where you can meet all the big mammals of Africa in 3.500 ha of grand nature http://www.reservedebandia.com/welcome.html Mini-safari in the animal park of Bandia The private animal park with a surface of 3500 ha is 65km from Dakar and … Continue readingBandia
SALY – DAKAR With our rental car from “ESPRIT EVASION” we drove to Dakar, where we had to take a ferry to Goree. Goree is a small car-free island located 3 km from Dakar. The narrow streets with colorful houses bring you into Mediterranean atmospheres. … Continue readingGorée Island
The Pink Lake (French: Lac Rose, officially: Lac Retba) is a salt lake located 25 km from the capital Dakar of Senegal. It is separated from the Atlantic by dunes. The area in which the lake is located only became known when the finish line … Continue readingLake Retba
Saly Portudal Saly (also called Sali or Saly Portudal) is a coastal town on the Petite Cote of Senegal, about 80 kilometers south of Dakar. The place is known as one of the largest tourist sites in West Africa. Saly was originally a Portuguese trading … Continue readingSaly
In 2012 we had a wonderful stay in Feldberg, in the Black Forrest in Germany. As we were previously in Alsace, we took the ferry boat to cross the Rhine Rhinau-Kappel. We booked the hotel Waldeck, a small familiy operated hotel in the upper black forest … Continue readingFeldberg – Schwarzwald
First walk with our little puppy on the beach of Zeebrugge. The little dog is happy and free and already follows us.
Casa Notten – A slice of paradise Summer holidays in ‘Casa Notten’ july 2011. Click this link for more information and booking.
Endless beaches, long walks, beautiful sunsets. What else do we need? We had a fantastic stay in “Hotel La Terrasse“. A marvelous restaurant with sea view. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed.
Ecolodge: Le bruit de l’eau 1 Chemin Des Matelots, 80120 Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont, France We visited this place and the photos are from mars 2009. Le Bruit de l’Eau is a beautiful eco-friendly property set in the Baie de Somme, 10 km from the sea and … Continue readingEcolodge
Located in the heart of Chianti Classico 25 km from Florence and 40 km from Siena, the Villa Branca estate is a pleasant place to stay immersed in nature and the lifestyle of a farm. “A 14th century estate in Mercatale Val di … Continue readingVilla Branca