Too many good reasons to be counted – for winter surfing in Canada

Thinking of surfing, you might imagine palm treess, crystal blue water and tanned beach chicks. Well, when I think of surfing, I dream of rough waves, lush Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce along the coast line and an outdoor shower, covered in dangling icicles. Clearly, my idea of the perfect surf spot and day may seem a bit odd – at least for those who have never been out there in the winter waves. You might think differently though, after you’ve heard the whole story…

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Hamburg for Explorers #1: A City Walk round the outer Alster

Whenever I come to a new city, no matter for how long, first thing I do is to go exploring. Either I take the bus, go for a run or for a really long walk. This weekend I moved to Hamburg. Guess, what I did? Come with me on one of the nicest Sunday afternoon walks the big German cities have to offer – walk around the Außenalster with me!

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Raft Cove Sucks! (Don’t go there…)

The distinctive thing about secret spots is…well – that they are a secret. And everybody who knows about a secret spot usually wants it to stay that way. On the other hand, a secret spot is only fun when you can share it with your friends -these places feel just too beautiful and magical to keep them to yourself. Raft Cove absolutely is all of the above. So first of all, I’ll do my best to add to the kind of repellent anti-PR that’s out there about the North of Vancouver Island, Port Hardy, Cape Scott Provincial Park and especially Raft Cove: Awful long drive up there, the worst road conditions everrrr! And the locals! Bad company, so unfriendly. Oh, and gazillions of bugs, dangerous, wild animals and absolutely nothing to do. Nothing! Raft Cove just sucks. Don’t go there!

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