Lake Thun (German: Thunersee) is an Alpine lake in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. It takes its name from the city of Thun, on its north western shore.

The lake is fed by water from Lake Brienz to the south east, which lies 6 metres higher than Lake Thun, and various rivers in the Oberland, including the Kander. Lake Thun was created after the last ice age and was originally part of the historic combined Wendelsee (”The Spiral Lake”). Passenger ships have operated on the lake since 1835 and there are currently ten passenger ships in total, operated by the local railway company BLS Lötschbergbahn.

Aerial photograph of Faulensee and Lake thun

The last light

14th July 2018 | Read more »

A new perspective – Faulensee

A new perspective – Faulensee

Short sequence of aerial views of Faulensee in Switzerland.

9th July 2018 | Read more »

Spiez castle, photographed at dusk using a Mavic Air drone

Improving low-light drone photographs

A quick tip on how to get better image results from your Mavic drone in low-light conditions.

5th July 2018 | Read more »

Using a drone subtly

Using a drone isn't all about “aerial photography”, but, for me, about the ability to get better angles for photos which are otherwise out of reach.

20th April 2018 | Read more »

Aerial photography with the Mavic Air

After a lot of deliberation, a few months' saving, and a lot of review videos and articles, I decided to buy a drone.

25th March 2018 | Read more »

Forever young

Forever young

We’re incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and incredibly lucky to be able to enjoy the sight of the Blümlisalp paddle steamer, which passes our home every day in summer, hooting loudly as it arrives at the landing quay in the village a few hundred metres away.

22nd August 2017 | Read more »

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. Interlaken, 2006 Brienzer Rothorn, 2007 Bachalp, Grindelwald, 2010 Mattehubel,…

1st August 2017 | Read more »

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. Approaching Sundlauenen by ship St. Beatus Caves, Beatenberg Sundlauenen quarry The funicular from Beatenbucht to Beatenberg Traditional house in Merligen “Blümlisalp”…

12th July 2017 | Read more »

Thunersee and Brienzersee – Pure Switzerland

Thunersee and Brienzersee – Pure Switzerland

The region I’ve been calling home for sixteen years.

2nd March 2017 | Read more »

Niederhorn, Switzerland

Heaven is this

Sitting, cross-legged, a couple of arms’ length from the edge of a two-and-a-half-thousand foot drop to the valley floor, watching clouds drift across the lake into the distance.

18th December 2016 | Read more »