Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Loading bananas

At a small village on the Amazon, Peru, January 2010
We are on the ship Cabo Pantoja. At every stop they load more and more bananas, pigs, cows and passangers. On the way from Pantoja to Iquitos. Here you find more from our Amazon trip.

Linked to ABC Wednesday, todays letter is G. Yes it's the color, the rainforest color.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ring in the sky

Kite Festival Lünen, October 2005
Linked to Sky Watch Friday

Pink, Rosa, Roz, Pembe, Cor-de-rosa, Vaaleanpunainen, Růžová

Sunlight on the floor, August 2011


Andreas, on the train from Cairo to Suez, June 2010
It was not possible to close the windows. The train was moving all the time. And sand everywhere.
I call it adventure.
Andreas liked it.
One third of his life he traveled.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Parking sign

In Tumbaco near Quito, Ecuador, January 2010

Do you have signs like that in your country? In Germany we have very little family parking places.

Linked to signs, signs

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011


The entrance from the hospital at the park, Lünen, February 2011
Linked to Weekend Reflections

Friday, August 19, 2011

Where do you go?

Schaffhausen, Switzerland, July 2010
This is the way to a parking level.

Linked to The Weekend in Black and White

Sky watch

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, August 2009
Linked to Sky Watch Friday. Klaus Peter from the Sky Watch team is dead. This post is dedicated to him.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Sun Wheel

The Sun Wheel at Zollverein, Essen, September 2007

World Heritage Zeche Zollverein, information from this site:
The round tour with a difference. The Sun Wheel on the Coking Plant offers you fantastic views and unusual insights into the inner workings of the World Cultural Heritage Site.

Since 1999 the Sun Wheel revolves with its 14 gondolas at the Coking Plant. The visitors are experiencing an exciting journey of contrasts: It goes deep inside the decommissioned coke oven 9 and then high up into the sky above Zollverein - rare insights and overviews included.

Linked to The Weekend in Black and White

Friday, August 12, 2011

Reflection in the Nile

Sunset at the Nile, in Abri, Northern, Sudan, May 2010
The Nile is really a lifeline in the desert.
More information on this region on an older post

Linked to Weekend Reflections

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Before the rain

This evening, just seconds before the rain started. Lünen.
We got a little wet while cycling home. For shots from the sunny field one hour before go to my last post.

Linked to Sky Watch Friday

Work on the fields

Bale pressing, today, Lünen
On an evening bike ride with my little son we could watch this. And we stood there for one hour. Then it started to rain. On the post above you see the clouded sky.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Count your bikes

Lünen, July 2011
Linked to signs, signs

Cabo Pantoja

The ship Cabo Pantoja on the Amazon, Peru, January 2010

A stop for loading, somewhere on the Amazon, one day by boat upstream from Iquitos. On this ship we met the Peruvian girl with her pet.

Linked to Watery Wednesday

Monday, August 8, 2011

Peruvian girl with her pet

On board "Cabo Pantoja", Peru, January 2010

We spend five days on this ship on our way from Pantoja to Iquitos on the Rio Napo (Amazon). People had a lot of animals on board, to sell them or to eat them, but this little ape was one of the few pets. The girl looks sad here, but she was proud of her animal and normaly her face was curious.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Where the wolves howl

The very most end of the South Arm from Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, August 2009
Yes, here it was.
I like to remember the night in our tent at our backcountry campsite 5L2. (Some hundred meters from the lake.)

We heard wolves holing!
Just incredibel. What a sound. No fear. Awesome. I loved it. Can't forget it. True wilderness.
It was summer. A cold night. We snuggled up all together in our thiny tent.

"We listened for a voice crying in the wilderness. And we heard the jubilation of wolves!"
 Durwood L.Allen

I link this to Sky Watch Friday, Weekend Reflections. Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday and  to Scenic Sunday

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, August 2009
Linked to Wordless Wednesday.

Just a little bit about me

I'm an adventurer – photoblogger – mum – longterm traveller – a dreamer – and I live my dreams (from time to time)

Here my interest is mainly on Photography. I share my images from my long time travels with my family around the world. And in contrast I share my photography from home in Germany. There are so many things I learn here in a fantastic communication with you.

Another interest is Minimalism.

Beside that I love nature, couchsurfing, travel, running, wilderness with kids, trekking, nomadic living, the ocean

I did a three year circumnavigation in a 21 ft (6,50 m) sailboat with my husband and one son (westbound). Our sailing book (in German).
I traveled two years eastbound around the world mainly on land with two sons and my husband. I love couchsurfing and we did it on this tour 37 times in 17 countries in five continents.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Costa Rica – In the morning

Bahia de Salinas, Costa Rica, November 2009
Traveling by car from Canada to Panama was not always easy. But we found very quite and beautiful places. After crossing the border (always so much hassle) out of Nicaragua it got dark and we had no idea where to sleep. Where should we go? Hans had a great idea: From internet he had coordinates from places where others had spend the night, somewhere at the beach. Even it was totally dark and it was only a thiny unpaved road, which seemed to go nowhere, it was easy to find this place.

In the sand. Under some trees.


We could not see the ocean but it was very close. (For sure we checked the distance.)

We pitched the tent and had a wonderful night.

With waves making our bedtime sound.

Imagine to wake up and don't know how it does look like.

Hans, our two kids and I, we had a beautiful morning at the beach.

This was our place.

The next two nights we did couchsurfing in Santa Cruz with a young family.

For travel this two possibilities to stay at night are my favorite. In nature places sleeping in the tent is the best.
In urban areas it's best to stay with other people in their homes and get to know the local culture, that is couchsurfing.

Linked to ABC Wednesday and the letter for today is C for Costa Rica. Or for Camping in Costa Rica.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Night life

Dongola, Northern, Sudan, May 2010
From Wikipedia: Dongola (also spelled Dunqulah or Dunqula, Arabic دنقلا, and formerly sometimes known as Al 'Urdi) is the capital of the state of Northern (or asch-Schamaliyya (arabisch ‏الشماليةasch-Schamāliyya)in Sudan, on the banks of the Nile.
The region is called Nubia.

With different busses we followed the Nile and stopped in oasis towns or villages. At the end of May it was so HOT there, even at night. But the people were so welcoming, it was a pleasure to walk around and sog up the desert towns atmosphere. Everybody seems to know each other.