North Carolina

Kite surfing in Hatteras, North Carolina

Freezing water soaked through the leather on the inside of my neoprene gloves. The bone-chilling cold numbed my fingers. I knew that my hands were holding the bar but I couldn’t feel it. The left side of my face seemed to be covered with icing. Every body part would rather be in the hot tub.…

Things to do ~ Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los muertos in San Francisco

Skulls with flowered eye holes, dancing skeletons and a bridal pair with grimaces from the grave in tune with Aztec music.  Half skull, half living face, a lady in a large crimson dress with white flowers  and a group of stovepipe-hatted white faces framed by large beards. Laughing. Dancing. The whimsical crowd moved slowly down…

My 7 Super Shots from around North America

Grand Canyon

  Hoi, what  a surprise!  Annette from Bucket List Journey tagged me for the  HostelBookers 7 Super Shots round-up. Thank you so much! So I took this grey and rainy Sunday to snuggle into a cozy fleece blanket on the couch, poured in a Yogi Peach Detox tea and looked through 25,440 pictures on my hard-drive to find my 7 Super…

What follows the Hurricane

In August 2011 Hurricane Irene washed away parts of the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The region around Pea Island had to suffer flooding and a breach through the fragile land. For seven weeks the inhabitants could only reach their homes via ferry which made reconstruction very hard. A few days after a temporary bridge was…

Kitesurfing in North Carolina

Kite Boarding Hatteras, North Carolina

I kept asking the instructor ‘What about this weekend?’ but the answer was for too many weeks in a row ‘Offshore wind, sorry, can’t do it’. Impatiently I was hoping for a change in the wind direction to get the kite boarding beginners lesson. But the wind stubbornly blew from North without mercy. As the…