Unser Ruhepol

“Amundsen hat den Südpol entdeckt. Peary meint, den Nordpol entdeckt zu haben. Und wir sind die offiziellen Entdecker des Ruhepols”. Dina, Klausbernd, Siri und Selma A rural oasis of tranquillity between salt meadows and the sea makes Cley nex the Sea a place of peacefulness. A calm anchor in life and a good spot to …

As you make your bed

On Poor BB’s View Bert Brechts Blick Our beloved Brecht’s list of pleasures looks very similar to our own – but, oh dear, no! We are no copy cats (as Brecht was, but that’s another story). At heart it shares our echo of slowing down, our plea for an idle life, don’t you think? The …

The Orkneys between Light and Darkness

It was raining and breezy. Excited we embarked the wavering ferry to the Orkneys. We knew that these islands are situated that far north as South Greenland. And then this Norse sounds of place names like Scapa Flow and Skara Brae. The sea was grey only occasionally lit-up by a beam of light that made …

Cley Walk

The Top Five of Cley Have you ever been to Cley next the sea? If you have you are surely quite puzzled about the “Top Ten of Cley” in the net. Number 1 for example is Cley beach which is not at all special (although we love it), just a pebble beach like thousand others. …

Inuit in der Literatur, Klausbernd Vollmar

Klausbernd Vollmar ist ein Kenner der Arktis, die er mehrmals besuchte. Er hat zahlreiche Artikel über den hohen Norden veröffentlicht, u.a. auf meinem Blog hier  „Inuit in Film“. Er schrieb ein literarisches Tagebuch „Eine Reise ins Eis“ über seine Expeditionsreise nach Spitzbergen, Nordost-Grönland und Jan Mayen. In diesen Texten drückt er seine Liebe zum hohen Norden in Naturbeschreibungen, Faktenwissen, Assoziationen, Erinnerungen …