Island ingredients: wind, salty air, clouds and sun

Last weekend I spent a few days on the beautiful island of Vlieland. I’d never been to one of the Dutch islands before, so I was excited to go! I went over because a friend and her husband were going to run half a marathon (crazy sporty people! 🙂 ) and I would cheer them on!Continue reading “Island ingredients: wind, salty air, clouds and sun”

North Sea

The beach is a lovely place to let the wind clear your head. I love walking along the beach when it’s sunny and windy. I love the sound of waves and how the waves crash onto the beach. I don’t get out to the beach nearly enough. Maybe I should change that! There’s an ideaContinue reading “North Sea”


Growing up in the coastal area of the Netherlands has enstilled a great appreciation for the dune area in me. I just love it! I hadn’t been to this area in years, but a few years ago I went there again and it was strangely, wonderfully familiar! The dunes are also amazing for horse riding! I used to rideContinue reading “Dunes”


So I really love sunsets. I love the way the sun shines on the clouds with that warm evening light. I love how the sun shines on features in the landscape. I took this shot during the Fjällräven Classic in Swedish Lapland last August. We camped near the second checkpoint at Singi. What an endContinue reading “Shine”

The great outdoors

Here is a shot I took during the Fjällräven Classic in Swedish Lapland last August. See the people hiking on the trail? That’s for scale! 😉 The mountains were huge and the landscape very impressive! Even though I didn’t finish the trek, in the back of my mind I’m still thinking ‘what if I gaveContinue reading “The great outdoors”

Tent with a view

In this post I mentioned the trekking I participated in in Swedish Lapland last August. The landscape was nothing short of impressive! Very rugged, very beautiful. During the trekking, we had to carry all of our equipment and we had to camp. My friend borrowed a sturdy tent from her sister and we slept veryContinue reading “Tent with a view”

A day at the zoo

After I posted my last blogpost, I had a lovely conversation about the beauty of birds. It then progressed to the wisdom you can see in animals’ eyes. The animal kingdom is amazing. It inspired me to post some pictures I took during a visit to Artis (Amsterdam Zoo) last summer, to showcase the beauty and wisdom thatContinue reading “A day at the zoo”

Fjällräven Classic

Last August, a friend and I participated in the Fjällräven Classic, a 110 km trek through the mountains of Swedish Lapland. The organisation by Fjällräven was excellent. The trek ran from Nikkaluokta to Abisko, passing Sweden’s highest mountain: mount Kebnekaise. On the photo you can see the mountain range in the distance. We were having a breakContinue reading “Fjällräven Classic”