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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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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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How to improve your mermaid spotting skills.

Mermaid in steel door in Wick, Scotland.

Paddling around this enchanting landscape of the Scottish coastline, illusions of magical creatures under the waves start floating around in my head. It is almost tangible that there must be mermaids around. Mermaids, sirens and selkies are all part of the seafaring folklore. They have been depicted at maps of the world from the middle…

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Foraging companionship and the taste of seaweed

Plate with fried seaweed, Dulse

“Do you know the different types of seaweed?” the guy asks, he’s one of the 14 nephews and cousins we just met. They stay in the large house for the yearly work party on the currently unpopulated island of Ensay or Easaigh in Gaelic. Standing side by side, the house and chapel shape the deep…

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Trouble in paradise

Prelude The sky turns slowly in the color of a big black bruise, Ominous and threatening on the horizon, while we peddle over the to Mull, it looks harrowing. Although it is getting darker the weather is still and calm. Literally: ’the calm before the storm’. We paddle fast, at the other side of the…

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Another high

This weekend we enjoyed and other high water. This time on the river Waal, the largest distributary branch of the Rhine. First by bicycle, which was fun. The birds are making the most out of it. The dykes are littered with walnuts at the moment. The crowd scoured a flood line where all the notes…

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