California

Farmer’s couch and fisheye

On the road to Hood River, Oregon! It’s the first day of our trip and I’ve already forgotten all the stress at work. A day all of the sudden seems to be filled with much more time. And gliding down the highway with 55 miles an hour is a very smooth sail. North California passes by: dusty,…

Barefoot

My number is G203. Currently they are serving G180 at DMV in San Francisco. As this is going to take a while, I’ll use the time to confess. I confess that I am barefoot. I have to confess because going barefoot is in cities of first world countries something that is, in the minds of…

When the dead come for a visit ~ Dia de los Muertos

Oddly but truly the day when the dead return for a visit: Dia de los Muertos. Last Saturday I wanted to take pictures of the Procession through Mission District, San Francisco. Packing my bag I thought about light ratio, lenses, filters and charged batteries. When I arrived at 24th and Mission, I admired a huge…

Kite spot California: Waddell Creek Beach

Crisp waves, high as a tall man, roll to the broad beach. The steady North-West wind make Waddell Creek Beach one of the best spots for kiteboarding and wind surfing. It’s clearly not a spot for newbies. It’s the one great spot for pros between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. When the wind picks up around…

Native America for beginners – Alcatraz

Graffiti on Alcatraz water tower from occupation

The seagulls sound like hundreds of barking Chihuahuas. In the distance the wind haunts through the skeleton of the Model Industries Building and gently pulls a bell. ‘Uh… what in particular are you interested in?’, the park ranger looks confused, hesitant. Guess, the common questions here are about prison escape attempts and Al Capone. I’m…

Kite spot California: Alameda Beach

Time to explore the Californian Kite spots! The first one is a beginner friendly location in the San Francisco Bay: Alameda Beach, officially known as Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. A long sandy beach, shallow waves and the San Francisco Skyline on the horizon: it is a great spot. Not only for kite surfers though.…

Exploring the world one coast at a time

Packing. I seem to be always packing. Packing a trolley for a short business trip, unpacking afterwards, packing a backpack for a weekend trip, and unpacking again, packing kites and other stuff into Twinky, the van, and for the long term stuff I pack boxes. Since I’ve been living in New York I’ve managed to…