Mookerheide hike – day 2

Last summer, I hiked 32 km from Cuijk to Nijmegen, by way of the Mookerheide. Day two started quite sunny! I took it easy, had my breakfast, freshened up and aired out my tent. Even though it’s a double-walled tent, there was still condensation. Maybe it was also because of the way the inner tentContinue reading “Mookerheide hike – day 2”

The essence of ice

Ice contains no future, just the past, sealed away. As if they’re alive, everything in the world is sealed up inside, clear and distinct. Ice can preserve all kinds of things that way – cleanly, clearly. That’s the essence of ice, the role it plays – Haruki Murakami

Vík í Mýrdal, Skaftareldahraun and Kirkjubæjarklaustur

We briefly stopped in Vík í Mýrdal for a shopping break (big Icewear store, I love outdoor clothes!) and a quick visit to the gorgeous black sand beach. The weather was stunning! I’m sure it was a bit windy and a bit chilly, but with clear skies like these, how can you go wrong? WeContinue reading “Vík í Mýrdal, Skaftareldahraun and Kirkjubæjarklaustur”

Reign of beauty

Where the glacier meets the sky, the land ceases to be earthly, and the earth becomes one with the heavens; no sorrows live there anymore, and therefore joy is not necessary; beauty alone reigns here, beyond all demands – Halldór Laxness