The Old Man and the Sea

Watercolour after Norman Ackroyd, Mingulay Bay

After a day, sheltering for the endless rain, we decide to explore the town a bit further and find ourselves a nice dinner. Dressed in our dark green rain ponchos we wander around Castlebay. We are desperate for a hot and spicy meal and walk into the Kisimul café, a small Indian restaurant with views…

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Revamping the German reddish brunette.

Until now most of the blog post, where stories about our summer kayak adventures. However, in the spring and autumn, we like to slow travel by car. Taking the bicycles and hiking boots somewhere into the landscape of northern France. To get some sleep in a French forest or field we use our car as…

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DIY Gear

We like creating and designing our own gear. We do a wide range of stuff, like sewing and carpentry or creating stoves from deodorant canisters. When we converted our Volkswagen Caddy, we thought it would be nice to start sharing our creations. In the future, we will extend the list but for now, we only…

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Mini Camper conversion

We always used a small commercial van as our mini camper. Except for a tentlike extension on the barn doors on the rear and some storage space above the foot end, it was quite a stock car. But when we bought our Volkswagen Caddy, we were ready for some more comfortable conditions, and spend some…

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The removable compact camper unit

The concept of the camper unit is quite simple and consists of two parts. In the boot of the car is a box-like structure that also can stay in the car when the rear bench is placed. When the rear benches are removed, an upright frame hooks in the bench slots. This frame is connected…

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The divorce

Mini campervan overlooking MaCleans Nose on Ardnamurchan

I felt a bit of a struggle coming up when we drove back from Orkney. The paddle of the clutch was not responding all that well. It kept sticking. Overall it sounded a bit unwell. I thought it caught a Scottish cold or something. The indicator lights didn’t flash up when needed and the headlight…

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Combat de la Rouge-Mare

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Slow Traveling is exciting because it is not about the big and expected stories of visiting major landmarks or tourist traps, but rather the surprise of an unexpected small and beautiful story around a not well-known monument or place. Last week we visited the Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy. Quite an achievement for us, because of the…

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The zombie apocalypse.

Popular Arisaig beach with tents and kayaks

Have you ever thought about what to do when zombies take over the world? Neither did I until I met James on a beach in Arisaig. We land our kayaks on that lovely beach on a glorious day, fully expecting not to have this gorgeous beach for our own. It is relatively close to the…

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