One of the more spectacular mountain lakes in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland is at Oeschinensee, in a hanging valley easily reached by cable car from the town of Kandersteg. If you’re feeling lazy, then the walk to the lakeside restaurant is a fairly easy one. If you’re more adventurous, then there are a network of paths leading up into the higher…
I started a website project in May, featuring the panoramic photographs I’m taking for an ongoing personal project I call Big Wide World. I designed the website from scratch and added new technology – like a map view and a better photographic list view – which I’d wanted to develop for a while. Unfortunately, time has proven that running this second…
One of the best parts of visiting Positano is a stroll through the roads and lanes from the upper town to the beach-side restaurants, stopping off in the shops and for ice-cream on the way.
It had long been a goal of Jo's and mine to extend our walking and “bag” one of the Lakeland fells. However, we hadn't anticipated doing so in quite such a challenging way.
Last weekend, we chose to head for the Eigergletscher ("Eiger Glacier") station high above Grindelwald: to appreciate the astounding beauty of the autumnal landscapes below the station, to be enthralled by the massive cliffs of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, and also to visit the polar dogs who are kenneled next to the station.
Jo takes a break on our walk along the lake to Faulensee from home.
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 took on Google Maps.