Posts about melchsee frutt

Melchtal beneath the Clouds

The "Nebelmeer" (lit. sea of cloud) is a fabulous meteorological phonemenon at this time of year, caused by a band of low-lying, dense cloud in alpine valleys. A low level of air movement in the earlier parts of the day allows the morning dew to form cloud, then stay low in the valleys due to […]

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One Way Up

The single track road from Stöckalp in the Melchtal valley up to the ski resort of Melchsee Frutt is… an experience.

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One Way Up

The single track road from Stöckalp in the Melchtal valley up to the ski resort of Melchsee Frutt is… an experience. Jo had told me about it many times before – and of her godfather’s habit of sledding down it at night by the light of a helmet-mounted torch – so the low cloud drove […]

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One Way Up

The single track road from Stöckalp in the Melchtal valley up to the ski resort of Melchsee Frutt is… an experience. Jo had told me about it many times before – and of her godfather’s habit of sledding down it at night by the light of a helmet-mounted torch – so the low cloud drove […]

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Melchsee Frutt

An old photo which I dug out of my archive. This small village is tucked away in the mountains above the Sarnersee in canton Obwalden and is where Jo’s godparents live.

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A winter weekend

In January of 2005 – five years ago this week – Jo visited me in Switzerland for the first time. These photos show our wonderful time together.

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Depth of Winter

An older photo, from 2005. We arrived to visit family friends in Melchsee Frutt as the last of the afternoon light was fading and the temperatures were plummeting: -25°C and cold enough to turn the moisture in our hair to frost.

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