Once again we find ourselves fully emerged in natures wilderness. The tripods, with cameras attached, firmly mounted in the ground piercing right through all the growth in its path. Within a circumference of 25 miles we see centuries of nature’s landscapes of mountains, rivers, high plains, forests and endless snow. The silence is breathtaking, the surroundings cleansing the eyes, the vastness and colourful contours of the landscape bringing with it an overwhelming feeling of inner peace. We let ourselves be taken in by this everlasting wondrous moment, this propulsive moment of nature that no one can stop.
This wondrous feeling of being a part of natures own engulfs us again and again while on our Alaskan travels. These occurrences mostly happen when we least expect them. The morning glory and the setting sun play a big part in these landscape visions. The bad weather conditions with its fierce cloud formation hanging above the water are making us shiver. Not only the weather conditions cause this, but also the overwhelming impressions that the combination of weather and landscapes leave behind.
Don’t you get bored with all these Alaskan tours? A lot of people ask us. Definitely not! We answer. Besides the diversity of the landscape and the vastness of the land itself (two thirds of Europe), the emotional impressions that influences us from within, cleans our souls and fills us with new energy.
For a while, when we are there we have the feeling that we are allowed to be on the edge of paradise and feast our eyes on the promised land.
Eventually we will have to leave all this behind and once again engross ourselves with heart and soul into our western civilization that has long since left this paradise.
The day to day rituals of live are upon us and cause us once again to think. Sometimes when you play back the images in your mind for a few minutes your back in time travelling to the place within a circumference of 25 miles where we found centuries of nature’s landscapes of unspoiled nature.