10 words to travel 1,500 years and miles across the Frisian shores

Are these white letters on the wall encrypted gibberish to you? With learning a handful of keywords, you’ll have deciphered them in no time. Even better, tens of thousands of town names will hold no longer any secrets for you. Each placename will reveal its unique story to you. You will make a great impressionContinue reading “10 words to travel 1,500 years and miles across the Frisian shores”

Croeso Gerddwyr

Last year one of the Frisian bastards hiked the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in southwestern Wales (Cymru), a 290 kilometres long trail. As every walker knows, hiking, pilgrimage and spiritual peace are one and the same thing. The coast path takes you after nine days of walking to the homeland of Saint David, Wales’ patron saint.Continue reading “Croeso Gerddwyr”

Frisian support for the Corsican Cause in jeopardy

September 2018, one of the Frisian bastards hiked the Grande Randonnée 20 in Corsica. Or GR-vingt, as the French say. The GR20 is Europe’s toughest long-distance trail. And one of the most dangerous, as it turned out. The bastard wanted to experience the similarities of hiking trails that cover territories of Europe’s autochthonous minorities. InContinue reading “Frisian support for the Corsican Cause in jeopardy”

Did you dance with the blue light, yet?

Want some magic while walking the Frisia Coast Trail? If you happen to walk the beach at night, expect the unexpected. Sure, you might see some elves and trolls, but we talk about a mesmerizing blue light in sea… following your footsteps. Spooky? No, it is magical! And, great fun! It is called Sea Sparkle.Continue reading “Did you dance with the blue light, yet?”

“My God, the Germans bought all the bread!” cried Moira

The essence of the Frisia Coast Trail is hiking through the heartland of (former) Frisia and to taste the landscape, its history, its culture and to meet its people. Every now and then the Frisian bastards hike trails that cut through heartlands of other minority cultures. Hiking the illustrious Cape Wrath Trail in the upperContinue reading ““My God, the Germans bought all the bread!” cried Moira”

What’s hip and happening at the grasslands?

How do we Frisians spent our time off? The Frisians in the Netherlands must have loads of it because perspectives for a job are about the lowest in the country. And those who have a job, face no traffic jams consuming precious hours every day either like the people of the cities in the south.Continue reading “What’s hip and happening at the grasslands?”

The Women of Anjum

Late in the afternoon, December 28, 2018, one of the Frisian bastards arrived at Anjum after a hike that had started at the village of Holwerd. A walk of 30 kilometres along the coast. It was exactly 21 years ago that the villagers were shaken by the national news. The discovery of two bodies, buriedContinue reading “The Women of Anjum”