Kruiend ijs – Drifting ice in The Netherlands

In February 2012, a rare phenomenon occurred in The Netherlands. The fascinating appearance of ‘kruiend ijs’ – drifting ice, a sight that is usually confined to (sub) Arctic environments much further north. Continue reading


End of year list – The five most popular posts in 2017

Happy New Year! It’s that exciting time of end-of-year lists! The past week I have been sharing the top-5 of best read blog posts in 2017 on the Wilderness Coffee & Natural High Facebook page. Continue reading

Eldfell erupting a rainbow

Eldfell suddenly arrived in spectacular fashion on the island of Heimaey on 23 January 1973, and caused quite some upheaval. After it finished its business on July 3 of that same year, it now lies Continue reading

Dalalæða – Spectacular waterfalls of fog

The setting sun can create quite some stunning special effects. It’s always captivating to see it plunging down into the sea and light up the sky in brilliant colours. Sometimes, if the conditions are right, something truly spectacular can occur. Continue reading

Aurora Solaris – The sunset version of northern lights

At the end of 2012 I ventured off on a walkabout through the Australian bush, chasing the solar eclipse, black opals and the Wollemi pine. The landscapes of Australia are truly Continue reading

Northern lights! – Energy from out of space pouring in

There are few natural phenomena quite as awe-inspiring to behold as the magical northern lights. Perhaps rivalled only by a total solar eclipse or a volcanic eruption.

No amount of images or videos circulating on the internet can truly convey the feeling of what it’s like to be surrounded by them, and see them Continue reading