Pictures from the home page

On this page I collect the pictures that appear on the homepage of Since they appear in a random order, not everyone gets to see every picture. In addition, I have now taken some pictures from the rotation. I won't remove it from this page here.

Evening mood in Stavoren

This picture is from Stavoren, Marina Buitenhaven. The sunsets here are legendary.

The following picture was taken on the North Sea when we were on our way to Scotland in July 2018.

Sissi is sailing into the sunset

We landed in Inverness after a four-day crossing and drove through the Caledonian Canal towards the Atlantic. The following picture was created:

Sissi in the Caledonian Canal

A few days later we reached the Atlantic. There we sailed past many lighthouses, including Lismore:


I can recommend an overnight stay in the new Oban Transit Marina. The showers are approximately 10 square meters and the floor is heated. A dream! You can also walk to Tesco and store food:


Of course, we were not only in marinas, we also visited beautiful bays. A must in my opinion is Craighouse Bay. Memories come up from your first visit to Scotland with a sailing boat.

Craighouse Bay in Jura

The new marina in Castlebay surprised us at Barra. We came into the bay in the early morning in the dark and looked for the buoys to which I had moored a few years earlier. Instead of the buoys we found a brand new dock:

Barra, view of the castle

It's so nice there that I upload another picture from Castlebay:

Barra, view of the place

On our way back we were stuck one day in front of Tomnahurich Bridge due to the great heat, because the bridge could no longer be opened:

Caledonian Canal, Tomnahurich Bridge

We had an overnight stay in Whitehills. Wilfried Erdmann describes this port as a place of longing. I especially liked the fish factory, where we could buy fresh fish for little money.


The following picture was taken in front of Whitehills, the harbor master took it when we were approaching.

Directions to Whitehills (photo by Bernie Milne)

Inverness is the Seaport Marina at the beginning of the Caledonian Canal. The following picture was taken there:

View from the Clachnaharry Works Lock onto the Seaport Marina

This mutton impressed us on Islay. He lay still while the inexperienced sheep were about to flee.

Impressive horns

We attach great importance to delicious food. And we try new things. That's why we bought lobsters from the fisherman several times and prepared them on board. It’s totally delicious. In this picture the lobster is swimming in garlic butter.

Lobster in garlic butter

We were stuck on Guernsey for a few days due to strong winds. That's why we went on shore excursions. The following picture was taken on one of these excursions. It shows the cliffs at the western tip of the island.

Surf on Guernsey

The selfie was made in Roscoff (France). That was before the mainsail broke and we had to go back to Roscoff.


This picture was added in Vigo. It shows the marina and the huge industrial harbor. The photo is taken of the building in which the showers were. The walk back to Sissi was once completely around the harbor basin.

Vigo - marina with industrial port

This photo was taken by the surfers on the beach in Oeiras (near Lisbon). I find it impressive how the surfers throw themselves into the waves and survive ...

Waves and surfers on Oeiras beach

In Portimao we were at the anchor chain for a week against a great backdrop.


In Lanzarote we had a lot of time for beautiful photos. This was created on the beach.

Lanzarote on the beach

And this picture is from the Cueva de los Verdes.

In the cave

After eight nights at sea we reach Mindelo on Sao Vicente (Cape Verde) in the morning.


I photographed waves in the middle of the Atlantic.

Waves in the Atlantic

A truly cheesy shot of the beach in Bridgetown.

Beach kitsch after sunset

Then we have the Pitons, symbols of the island of St. Lucia. In addition, the most drunk beer brand was named after these former volcanoes.

The pitons

A street scene from Gros Islet. The place is next to the Rodney Bay Marina. Eating out there costs only half, and life rages here too. The marina is already pretty dead.

Street scene from Gros Islet

On our car tour we were so overhauled that I almost couldn't get the camera out with a laugh.


After paying the buoy fee on Bonaire, I noticed this turtle in the harbor basin. I later learned that this turtle even lives in the harbor basin.

Turtle on Bonaire

In Aruba I was able to take this portrait of a beautiful iguana. Semi-wild lizards populate the grounds of the hotel and marina in Oranjestad. They are fed regularly and sometimes a street dog snatches one of them as a delicacy. They actually look like little dragons.

Iguana in the tree

The national tree in Aruba is called Divi Divi. A few beautiful specimens are on Eagle Beach. I spent a late afternoon there and took this picture.

Divi Divi at sunset

Natural pool conchi. Edward and Shelley took me there. There are only a few places to swim on the Aruban east coast. This includes two natural pools. I liked the pool conchi the best.


I work twice a week in Aruba at the Donkey Sanctuary. The picture of a relaxing donkey made it to the home page of my blog. The donkey scratches his back relaxed and stays in the air with his legs for a while.

Donkey scratches his back relaxed

And then there is Sissi. The little cat, the ship's namesake. This picture also hangs in the salon.

Sissi, the namesake