In Danish Waters With My FAM

A couple of days sailing in Denmark can make such a difference. And being on a tiny sailing boat while cruising the mighty seas of this planet automatically brings a major danger along with it: You could get addicted to this kind of sailing.

Horuphav, final preparations

Capriole had been my sailing boat (well, enlargened dinghy) for three years already before I went on this trip along the beautiful Danish island of Als, near the fjord of Flensburg. For sailing on the Baltic Sea, or rather sailing along the coasts of Germany and Denmark, Capriole was a rather tiny example of a sailing boat.

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Sunny Afternoon In The Forest

Millions of people could, only a small percentage manages to do it. It is indeed rather easy to spend an afternoon in the forest. Also for me?

Am still struggling with my breakfast, had too much coffee, or not enough tea, my feet are cold, need to do the washing up, and what about lunch? Wasn’t it supposed to be raining this afternoon? Quite a lot of things (excuses, namely) can stop me from a wonderful time in the forest. Looking at it more honestly, there is only one major hurdle to be taken: the doorstep. Continue reading “Sunny Afternoon In The Forest”

Autumn Wind In St. Peter-Ording

Spending five days in St. Peter-Ording – this certainly sounded like having fun. Hiking in the muds of the Wadden Sea, building sandcastles and letting the kids’ kite fly high. Well, that was the plan.

The North Sea and its beaches have their very own enchanting atmosphere – also, and especially, in autumn. Funnily enough, this inspirational thought is not something I came up with as the only person in the world, as restaurants and bars were still rather crowded. Lots of people walking along the sandy beach, showing themselves and everyone else around: We do like water, we do like the sea, even when it all is a bit colder in autumn.

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The Start – Being Active Outside

Are you active outside often? I am.

This is the very first entry in this blog – Hello World!

What will this here be all about? Being active outside, enjoying fresh air and nature around us. The aim is to get active outside and talk about it. Or, in some instances, dream about an outside activity that might be out of reach at the moment…

What is Active Outside about?

The exact scope of the content will very likely be a moving target. Whenever something strikes me worth telling you I’ll set up a post. The plan is to include the occasional pic as well, to make it more fun reading.

Currently I am thinking of mainly targeting nautical topics such as sailing, yachts, classical boats, trips, events, plus more of the sailing stuff.

I will also write about hiking, though I’ll need to see what is really of interest for you. Lots of other sites cover hiking topics already, so I’ll need to ensure to not bore you too much.

Oceans & Environment is another topic close to my heart. Pollution of oceans, waste in water, marine debris, microplastics. I will write a few articles on the background of ocean pollution, potential solutions, etc.

Your feedback? Appreciated!

Comments and discussions I do welcome. Also, if you are interested in publishing a guest post or becoming a co-author – please get in touch with me and we will talk about it.

The kick-off has been made – let’s get “active outside”!