Posts about spring

Biking along the lake

I bought a bike because it’s fun, it will improve my fitness rapidly – thereby helping me to get ready for hiking season – and because it means that I don’t have to rely on public transport or on my car for my daily trip to work and back. It also allows me to enjoy the local scenery more; getting me further more quickly than on foot.

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Giessbach Falls in spate

Giessbach Falls in spate

The name “Giessbach” translates literally as “pouring stream”, and pour it does, magnificently and powerfully, when there is a lot of rain.

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Faulensee to Meielisalp

In which we start the hiking season as early as we possibly can, with the longest route we’ve done to date.

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The Clootie Well

Travelling, even in my own country, has given me much more interest in the places which many pass by, giving them little thought as they are so familiar. A small Forestry Commission car park at the side of the road not far from Inverness offers a place to stop at one such place: the “Clootie […]

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Rose garden… before the roses

The Rosengarten (Rose Garden) in Bern is high on the hill to the east of the city, with fantastic views across the Aare meander and the lower part of the old city.

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Changing tack

A photo I took a year ago today reminds me to put down the lighting gear and head out with just a camera and a pair of comfortable shoes, to capture the light which needs no help.

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Spring on the way

Mist rising from the lake during the early morning in Brienz, Switzerland. Photograph taken in 2005.

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Spring in Basel

A small collection of images I took on a spring trip to Basel in 2005 with friends from the Swiss blogging scene.

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Gerzensee to Kiesen

Being Easter weekend, Jo and I decided to spend the weekend exploring new places. We started today by getting the train and bus to the top of a hill between Thun and Bern, to walk across the rolling hills with views of the Alps between Gerzensee and Kiesen. You can see the full route we […]

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Spring is here

It’s been a long time coming, but Spring is here. Beautiful weather this past weekend, so it’ll soon be time once more to travel to Thun by ship for shopping trip, and time to dust off the camera to capture summer sunshine.

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