OT: July, slow & peaceful family vacation in a remote location... [photo intensive]September 27 2017 at 9:29 AM
PiterM (Login PiterM)
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Summer (and early fall) is a special time for our family. We usually go into remote places, where we can really enjoy peaceful nature and slow life without internet, TV and mobiles phones (no cellular network there... amazing, isn't it?). BTW, that was a place, which was the first vacation location for our son (he was 3 MONTHS old at that time). That brought back some nice memories... so anyway, enjoy couple of pics!
General views of that area:
Morning coffee... yeah, that's my wife and our host, she's easily one of the most friendly people we've ever met:
Local rabbits & ducks... kids love them, of course! Me too, especially next to mashed potatoes
Rainy day? No problem, it's a great time for wood working lesson! He challenged me with 'lawn mower' project so we did this:
OK, some random shots:
And my family:
Herbs gathering (to bring back to our garden):
Cross-country family biking... that's what we really LOVE to do there:
This area is famous for old wooden orthodox churches, some are couple of hundreds years old and all of them are absolutely stunning inside!
Evening campfire... kids love that!
Our team (us and friends) on a trail:
Oh, and they still use horses for logging in the mountains:
And last but not least... us in the garden:
Nice pictures Piter (nt)
|September 27 2017, 2:22 PM |
|September 27 2017, 3:18 PM |
great photos, thanks for sharing. do you mind if i ask what camera and lense you use to get these amazing shots?
Great pictures, Peter and....
|September 27 2017, 3:37 PM |
If you don't mind me asking, which location is that? POland?
Also, nice tools (knife, backpack etc) who makes them?
Thanks for sharing, looked like a true vacation, immersed in nature.
Amazing share and fantastic pictures!!! TFS, Piter! nt
|September 27 2017, 5:14 PM |
Beauitful pictures as always Piter !
|September 27 2017, 6:34 PM |
Beautiful pictures, place, and tools!
|September 27 2017, 8:32 PM |
Stunning photos of a wonderful place, family, and friends.
Love the Chris Reeve folder (Insingo?) and one piece knife (I have a few of these discontinued beauties)!
What a great example of a family vacation -- inspiring!
Questions asked (place, photo gear, tools, etc) >>>
|September 27 2017, 9:16 PM |
First of all thanks for kind words! That is of course Poland, highland area called Beskid Niski. If you’re looking for a place, where time stopped 60 years ago... this is one of the best places to go. Highest peak in this area is called Lackowa (hair below 1000m above sea level) and it’s a bread day trip from where we stayed. And as I said no mobile coverage.
Photography gear? Most pics taken with Fuji X-T2 and just two lenses: 16mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.2 (ff equivalents of 24mm and 85mm). And all ‚hike & bike’ pics taken with Fuji X30, which is couple of years old compact camera! But it still delivers! Pic of the horses under a tree (with mentionned before Lackowa peak in the background) was taken with that X30
- small biking pack: Camelbak MULE gen.2
- big daypack: Prometheus Deaign Werx SHADO (reveiwed by me at www.packconfig.com)
- axe: Council Tool Saddle Axe (cool tool, but that double edged axe needs really some experience, not a sunday camper’s tool for sure)
- fixed blade: 1-off Chris Reeve colab with me called Scout (I reground the blade of Ubejane and Chris put new finish, coating, edge, etc)
- folder: Chris Reeve Inkosi with Insingo blade and micarta inlays
- pocket knife: Titanium custom Victorinox Farmer
- outdoor gloves: Hestra Skulman
How do you like the Inkosi with Insingo blade?
|September 27 2017, 10:14 PM |
I have large Sebenzas in Regular and pointy Classic but no Insingo. Do you find the blade shape useful Piter? More rounded like a Panerai, just to stay on topic?
insingo shape is great actually...
|September 27 2017, 11:38 PM |
Well, got two regulars as well and standard Inkosi. But that Insingo blade is so good at food processing and whittling. And that small swedge is very effective at throwing sparks with ferrocerium rod! So it's the only Chris Reeve, which can be used for fire starting in the field (without employing the actual cutting edge).
And here's what I mean exactly:
It's a great outdoor tool that can do much more than just cutting. Hey, what's not to like about it?
Thanks Piter -- great pics!
|September 28 2017, 2:11 AM |
That looks like the large Inkosi Insingo -- didn't know those were available! I'd love to own an Insingo (wharncliff) blade style at some point and the large Inkosi may well be the way to go!
Inkosi vs. Sebenza
|September 28 2017, 4:49 PM |
Piter, I see you have the Inkosi version of the Insingo blade. I'm interested to know why you chose this over the Sebenza version.
well... it's more complicated ;)
|October 2 2017, 12:13 AM |
I just wanted to try this variant. Actually I've got 3 Sebenzas (large), two large Inkosi and one small Inkosi. All in edc rotation
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How do you Top this Post !!!! WowZa!!
|September 28 2017, 2:29 AM |
Lovely pics ! Thanks for taking us along ! Just Beautiful!!!
Simply phenomenal pics!
|September 28 2017, 4:21 AM |
TFS- the family is growing fast!
Re: OT: July, slow & peaceful family vacation in a remote location... [photo intensive]
|September 28 2017, 4:37 AM |
Good lord that’s a nice twin hatchet. I have a soft side for nice steel and you have great taste. Phenomenal photos. Looks like a great trip.
as always, Love your pics
|September 28 2017, 5:51 PM |
thanks for sharing!
|September 29 2017, 8:16 AM |
always loved these posts...
|September 29 2017, 1:58 PM |
great photos...all postcards...
and love the idyllic life...
thanks for sharing...
Awesome post and pics
|September 29 2017, 9:30 PM |
Dizzy dobry Piter! I always love your posts. So inspiring to see you out there with the family. And what a great photographer you are. Lovely images, incredibly well executed. I felt like I was right there.
With all of your posts about Poland, I bet you're going to see an uptick on Polish backcountry adventures. You've sold me!
All the best,
- Paul from Canada....