croatian hail storm

There was a crazy hail storm here in the mountains of Croatia the other day, the biggest hail I’ve ever seen – we were even worried that the car might be dented because of it. The size can be described as: wijnballen (Dutch candy) or medium-sized jawbreakers (US candy). A stream started forming and flowing fast down the road we were parked beside. After a little while the hail stopped and after a longer while the extreme rainfall had stopped as well.

No ice-cream sales that day for the apparent reason, but the weather today is great; 30 Celsius or 86 Fahrenheit. Off to Plitvice Lakes!

current location: slunj, croatia

Hello everyone! I’m still alive and kicking!

Sebastiaan and I have been busy selling the ice cream as well as pizza, smoothies, fruit salad, gazpacho and healthy soups.

Along the way we find great little fruit and vegetable stands that are great and have loads of fresh and home grown produce. Amazing!

We are traveling around with our caravan, it is equipped with most anything; an oven, stove, refrigerator, blender, an office, a toilet, a beamer to watch movies and an internet connection if available wherever we are if they sell sim cards with 3G internet. So it’s a great way to live in this small moveable home.

The solar power is great! We have a converter for the solar panel because the panel is actually meant for larger energy than just a freezer and a caravan so that the freezer gets the correct power. Sebastiaan is thankfully technically inclined, which I am not. I am generally the chef of the foods and the ice cream.

At the moment we are at a festival in Slunj where we are providing the smallest camping area with our food. The weather is great, not as sunny as other places but the freezer can be without power for 42 hours. Loads of great people from all over the place and we brought two Norwegian girls with us from Gracac who are brilliant and great company.

Some overdue photos:

Caravan and fold up bicycle
Caravan and fold up bicycle
Another view in Croatia
Another view in Croatia
Beautiful view in Croatia
Beautiful view in Croatia
Our car with the caravan
Our car with the caravan
Dutch flag at the festival in Gracac
Dutch flag at the festival in Gracac

radio silence

Sorry for the silence recently, we have been very busy arranging everything for the ice cream trip to Croatia. Soon I will share some before & after photos of the process. It’s been a whirlwind!

We are leaving Friday morning and we are headed to Germany first.

xoxo