Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy. – Dada Vaswani
Water is always a support or a healing thing apart from, you know, love or peace of mind. – Nastassja Kinski
It is October. Nearly all tourists have left the coast line. The tide is coming and going. It is colder now, the wind is blowing from the North and nature is preparing for autumn and winter. Now I have this location of tranquility and silence nearly on my own. A creative and inspriring space for 6 months. The Nationalpark Wadden Sea.
I am thinking about a photography workshop during these months. Not me teaching photography but 4-5 photographers who like to exchange and share ideas and their way of photography with others. May be just enjoying the company of others who think and speak photography. 3 days in a location at our lake with tours to the lake, the moors and the National Park. Lots of photography. Good food and some drinks in the evening. I plan to hire a 9-seater van and would be the driver during these days. I know these places can be very challenging. Wind, rain, cold… but also blue skies and sunshine. Nearly unpredictable. But I would never run a workshop in the main season. Not sure if people would enjoy early starts, extreme conditions, long hikes and late evenings. That is why I always put this idea back into the “one of these days” folder.
This idea is in my “pipeline of things to do” for quiet a while. I should sit down, make a plan and come up with a concrete option. And get it out of this folder.
One of the landmarks of the coast resort Schillig is a shipwreck in the wadden sea. After a short walk through the salt marsh to the beach you will find a small sign. If you walk past this sign into the wadden sea (in low water) you will come to this shipwreck (fishing trawler/1962) after a few hundred meters. It is marked as wreck #2 in international sea maps.
One of my favorite places nearby. The weather conditions for the weekend are looking good. Very early in the morning or later in the evening I will be there. Want to try out something different. We will see what happens.