North Carolina

Kite surfing in Hatteras, North Carolina

Cape Hatteras sunset Kite surfing session

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

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…