Unusual travelling…

If you want to travel from Germany to the Faroe Islands you’ll normally use an aircraft. If you travel like family Ziegler is there an other option possible.

1000 kilometre by car from here to Hirtshals in the North of Denmark for example. 1 kilometre from the parking area by foot to the ferry-terminal and 73 nautical miles by an ocean-going catamaran to Kristiansand in the south of Norway. 500 meters to the bus stop and 330 kilometre to Oslo by a long-distance bus. In Oslo you must change the bus and after 500 kilometre you’ll arrive Trondheim.

Now it’s time to go on a sailing ship and you have also enjoy to sail the Norwegian coast along to Kristiansund (not Kristiansand, do you remember?). Than you must leave Norway and cross the Northern Sea 235° (south-west) along oil platforms at the port side (left-hand-side) and nothing at the starboard-side (right-hand-side). After 350 nautical miles you’ll arrive the Shetland Islands. Here is English spoken and it is very beautiful here. But our destination is 250 nautical miles (north-west) away.

The Faroe Islands are worth to a visit. A fantastic landscape but the local kitchen is completely strange. Many of “gourmet food” are from the native sheep’s which are died for a very long time. You must drink a lot of beer before you go eat one of the native “delicacies” which are smelling like a violation of death…

Now it is time to travel home, but how? It is very easy.

You go aboard on a ferry from Thorshavn to Hirthals. Do you remember? Our car is still waiting on the parking area in Denmark.

In sum up I can say, travelling like family Ziegler is always unusual

Vacation in the South of France

In January 2018 I was scanning all our family colour slides from 1957 until 1999. I found several series from the South of France, photographed by my father in law in 1963 and 1975. Meanwhile the scanning procedure, my wife and me where planning our vacation for 2018. I was nosy to compare several pictures from yesterday to nowadays, so we made a trip in the past of my wife’s parents…

First stop was in Quingey, (south-west of Besançon). The hotel at the river Loue from 1963 existed even nowadays, so I took several photos based of photos from 1963.

Our second stop was Pont-Saint-Esprit at the river Rhone. It appears in any corners of this small village that the time stand still.

In the middle-aged founded Aigues Mortes we where jolly glad over two photographically flashbacks. A gate in the southern city wall, called Porte de l’Organeau was an object by family Ziegler in 1963, 1975, 2009 and from now in 2018. The same gate, the same direction, the same angle, the same background. By chance or intention? We don’t know…

In front of the southern city wall last year was a portable arena for the popular Camargue-Bullfight. My father in law took photos from this bloodless spectacle in 1963 and we where eye-witness of this battle in 2018…

But we don’t made only photos. In our home for two weeks in Bouzigues, we enjoyed the local gastronomic specialities of oysters, mussels and other seafood and last but not least wine. We met old friends from cologne in Bouzigues. Since they have been retired, they live sometimes in this old fisherman’s village at the Bassin de Thau, near by the Mediterranean sea.

So I must stop now my enthusiasm of this vacation, because there is unfortunately now a overrun by the range of 200 words…

Limerick no. 2

There was a young man from Liverpool
Who was playing a French sport, called Boule.
He smashed all with a sphere
And this made it appear
That he didn’t understand the rule…