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Wild camping – my maiden voyage.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | Activities, Gadgets, Photography, Sites | No Comments

I have recently upgraded my camping gear, so did a friend of mine, and now it’s pretty much winter proof (no more freezing while sleeping at Freak Valley‘s windy camp site!). We both wanted to test drive our stuff in the wild, so we figured a night’s out around the freezing point should do the trick. Weather forecast said it was gonna be dry with the lowest temperature around nill. Perfect!

The site was nice, mossy ground yet slightly slopy and the highway is in pretty close proximity which resulted in faint constant noise. Nevertheless the trip was awesome, we had clear skies and a few beers in the wild. I guess this wasn’t the last time, even though the occasional Brokeback Mountain jokes were on us in the office the next day. Ahh, sweet envy πŸ˜›

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Stoned From The Underground 2011

Monday, July 11th, 2011 | Activities, Music | 1 Comment

It’s been a while since I visited a festival … I guess it was Roadburn a few years ago. (Yet I don’t consider Roadburn a “real” festival, shuttle buses from the camp site to an indoors venue? WTF?) Anyway, Stoned From The Underground was awesome! Open air, camp site nearby, only 2000+ people, great weather, great bands. Now that’s what I call a festival!

The only thing I can easily pass on are the reckless drunkards who just never know when to STFU.

And next year, please everybody bring your own chair, for heavens sake! I don’t want to ASK whether I can use my own gear. Fucking cadgers … sometimes I’m proud to be square!

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Aggertalsperre 2011

Sunday, June 19th, 2011 | Activities, Reviews, Sites | 1 Comment

Last year we stayed for one night to test our new camping gear (@see Germany is Beautiful – Aggertalsperre). Test run was fine, camp site was pretty awesome. I decided to invite a few friends over for the Whitsun’s holiday 2011. Here a some impression. Reservation for 2012 is already done, 15 people may attend. So if you want to be in make sure you call in early πŸ™‚

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Great Britain at a glance

Sunday, July 25th, 2010 | Misc, Reviews, Sites | 1 Comment

Here are some random impressions from our UK (well, England and Scotland) 2010 summer roadtrip. A few more words about the trip and what we learned from it can be found at Lisa’s blog. Enjoy!

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Germany is Beautiful – Aggertalsperre

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 | Misc, Reviews, Sites | 5 Comments

As some of you might know I’ve been abroad for 7 month, visiting various places and getting to know a lot of interesting spots far far away countries have to offer. Though talking about Germany’s sites doesn’t ring a bell. This is quite a pity and about to change, because me and my wife a.) want to get to know local picturesque places (1-3h driving perimeter) and b.) we are test-driving our new camping gear.

First location: Aggertalsperre Oberbergisches Land, NRW

I “found” this location playing around with Google Earth. First I wanted to visit the Brucher Talsperre, but me and wify couldn’t find a suitable camping ground there. After trying a few more locations (Lingesetalsperre, Kerspetalsperre) I fell back to old habits and googled “kierspe camping”. On of the results was “Campingplatz Stubenrauch“, residing just at the shore of the Aggertalsperre. We decided to drive there, check it out and stay if it was okay, head back home otherwise. We decided to stay and had a fun afternoon, got visited by Rob and Myri, had a pretty good dinner, received great hospitality, used clean and working facilities and popped our tent’s cherry.

Now we are back, the tent is dry and clean, stowed away in the cellar and I can’t wait to get back couching to enjoy some quality PS3 time. πŸ˜›

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