Through Our Eyes // 08

Through our eyes

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  1. We’re so glad to have our bikes back.
  2. This little owl stole my heart. It’s so fluffy!
  3. We made our own Pho from scratch and these were some of the spices. Recipe coming soon!
  4. This gorgeous island with its blue skies
  5. Fence covered in wool. There are so many sheep here.
  6. Ice at the local ‘ice cream-farm’.
  7. A tiny manual sluice.
  8. All of the ice cream is made from cows milked on site.

This last week, we’ve been riding our bikes around the island, discovering little treasures like the tiny manual sluice (this does sound really Dutch doesn’t it? Who else has a sluice near his house?). These last day of summer are filled with bright days and cold nights. I hope they last forever.

Before we left home to travel, we sold everything we owned. We only kept a few boxes of really important stuff and our bikes.

It’s so weird when you have nothing, no possessions. In a way it is total freedom. There is nothing crowding our rooms and minds. I never have to worry about what I’m going to wear. I only have one pair of shoes. We own nothing except for some clothes, the few souvenirs we bought and some boxes with pictures and such.

It does make it difficult for us to really feel at home. When nothing is yours, it’s hard to make a place feel like home, even though we’re there. We were really looking forward to feeling at home again, something we never really felt while traveling. Don’t be mistaken, there were plenty of places where we felt awesome. But we were always looking for a home, and it seems we’re going to have to stick it out a little while longer. Or at least until we’ve got a place we can give the love and fill with the stuff a life needs.

How are you enjoying your last weeks of summer?