I know the year is not over yet, there is still the Marrakech trip waiting for us. But as I am sitting home in front of the fireplace looking out of the window, I can’t help but I am feeling a bit melancholic about the ending year.
Namibia – endless horizons
It all started in April when we went for a 4-week roadtrip through Namibia. Red colored sand dunes, a diversity of wildlife and endless horizons. Namibia’s unique landscapes made us feel like we landed on a different planet. Friendly people with open hearts all along the way. Windhoek, Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast and Etosha NP just to name a few stops.
Concert and Festival season
Then came the festival season. An intense and interesting period. I had more than 11 festivals and events on the list and captured more than 40’000 images. The outstanding highlights were Greenfield, Gurten Festival and of course the Trucker and Country Festival near my home. LP and Faber amazed me the most.
Cornwall – the wild beauty
Then came August and we headed off to Cornwall. The coastline is just stunning. Beaches, small fishing villages and tons of possibilities to hike along the coastline. A neat place which offers a lot. It’s the rough coast that made me fell in love, the weather and the smell of the sea. One outstanding highlight was the Boardmasters Festival. Surfing and music …
Vietnam – the final frontier
Then came September and I took off to Hanoi to join a photography tour. Things got serious. What incredible two weeks. We drove up to the northern part which is called “the final frontier”. Dong Van, Sa Pa, Meo Vac and Ha Long Bay – just to name a few stops along the way. We photographed people, tribes and tons of landscapes. Vietnam is a country full of photographic opportunities. The landscape is diverse and includes a very long and beautiful coastline, magnificent rock formations, and mountains.
Then came autumn where we usually start our Switzerland weekend trips. A more quiet time of the year. To be honest – we didn’t do a lot this year. A few cycle rides and a handful hikes. Ebenalp is one destination we can now remove from the bucket list. Beautiful landscape and scenery.
Marrakech – the sensual city
Then came Christmas and New Year. Travelling to Marrakech has always been a dream of us. With its colorfoul streets, the vibrant medinas, chaotic crowds, noise and exotic spices filling the air is it a must-see for everybody. The city is full of life, it moves to its own frenetic beat. You’ll love it or not. During our stay we fell in love almost every minute.
Yes, that was 2017! Hope you liked the one or other shot we took. Let’s look forward to 2018.
Best wishes, Ursula & Joe