Posts about hiking

Green ripples

I was intrigued by this effect. Although the photo looks like green sand, the ripples are actually light and shade cast by the sun on the rippling surface of the lake.

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One of those vlog things

One of those vlog things

A first foray into the world of the video blog, or “vlog”, which I shot while hiking in the Alps a few weeks ago.

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Aescher-Wildkirchli

The small «Berggasthaus» beneath the cliffs in canton Appenzell is one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland.

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Hiking Ben Wyvis in Scotland

Ben Wyvis

Hiking our first Scottish “Munro”: Ben Wyvis in the district of Ross & Cromarty.

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Firsts of August

1st August is Switzerland’s Bundestag (or federal day), so Jo and I usually take advantage of the day off work to celebrate our adopted home. Here are some photographic mementoes of the day trips we’ve made.

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Sundlauenen to Merligen

Catching the ship from Faulensee to Sundlauenen, hiking through the forest past St. Beatus Caves to Merligen, and then home by paddle steamer.

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Birg, Switzerland

Birg to Mürren… with a detour

Beginning a hike from Birg station to the Schilthorn revolving restaurant, before changing my plans and walking down the very steep path to Allmendhubel and Mürren.

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Chüematte to Gemmenalphorn

Whilst many travel up to the top of the Niederhorn ridge by cable car – one of the most expensive ones by distance in the whole region – there’s a much better alternative for the fitter visitor. There’s a private, tolled road leading up from Waldegg, at Beatenberg, to farm buildings on the mountain, which drivers […]

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