Samstag, 29. Dezember 2012

Trip to „Poilon“ (Assomada, Santiago , Cabo Verde)

On our non-diving day we decided to go to the center, to the mountains of Santiago. We left Tarrafal by “Aluguer” (Taxi for a lot of people). We took a Minibus with seats for 14 people. Finally 19 people and big box of fishes took place in the “Aluguer”. So the one hour trip to Assomada was really an adventure. In Assomada we walked to the 500 years old tree called “Poilon”.in origin  this “Kapoktree “ is from South America. His fruits were used for pillows and they are still used for producing life jackets . The tree was really impressing with his roots and about 25m height.  We never saw a tree which is comparable to this one.

Mittwoch, 26. Dezember 2012

A magic moment in the Sea (Tarrafal - Santiago - Cabo Verde)

On our dive this morning we had a really special adventure and we were so lucky to, that we had this experience.  We met a moonfish. This was so fascinating and extraordinary that we couldn`t really realize it. He came from the depth of the sea, looked for a moment at us and then he disappeared in the blue of the sea. 

Montag, 24. Dezember 2012

The beach of Tarrafal (Santiago- Cabo Verde)

Like every year we are on Christmas in warmer regions of this world. This year we stay in Cabo Verde. The first impressions of these islands were very strange, because it was so different to Europe. Yesterday we had two very beautiful dives in the Atlantic Ocean. Today, at Christmas Eve, the sea was too stormy to dive. So we went to the beach of Tarrafal and made some pictures of the big waves. These are only some impressions of these very beautiful and friendly islands.

Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2012

Christmas market

In thousands of towns and villages are currently being held Christmas markets. In the bitter cold and the snow we have today visited one to take a little Christmas cheer with on.
The mulled wine can not be missed.

 At the fountain have been numerous icicles formed.

Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2012

Winter magic in time for the first Advent

After having last weekend nearly 20 degrees Celsius the temperatures had fallen during the week and  we were here in southern Germany able to spend the 1st Advent in snow. In the evening at sunset mood these pictures are taken. Yet even the cold season has its pleasures, when the sun sinks slowly behind the snow-covered landscape. On such days, is already a snowy bush a unique photo opportunity.