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Walk to the Pas de Lona, Val d'Hérens

I am very fortunate to be able to do quite a number of walks, some quite challenging,  from my front door.  One of those is to the Pas de Lona at 2,787m or 9,144ft.  256 more words


Val di Fiemme, aka heaven on earth

This year we have had shorter holidays than usual, and in the end we decided to spend our three weeks off with our families and our friends, which we rarely get to see, instead of going somewhere else. 464 more words

Daily Life

Lounged around Elfin Lakes

It’s been a long time since I blogged, and a lot has happened in the meantime.  New country, new jobs, new adventures.  We’ll slowly fill in the gaps from then til now, but in the meantime, here’s a fantastic mini-adventure that we took with friends.


3686–Fall that Trickled

  • Place: Pykara Falls, Kerala, India
  • Date: 3 January 2011
  • Camera: Nikon D50
  • Lens: Nikkor 18-200 mm
  • Focal Length: 18.0 mm
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • Exposure Time: 1/3200
  • ISO: 900

Published in Troutswirl (A Sense of Place: Mountain - sight)

I’m pleased to have a haiku published on Troutswirl, the Haiku Foundation blog, for the “A Sense of Place” feature edited by Katherine Munro. This week’s theme was… 11 more words


What a Jacked Up Summer!!!

It’s been a horrible summer for a lot of people in California. Many homes lost, firefighters killed, thousands evacuated for days on end. My big PCT adventure is on hold as the smoke has choked out the Sierra and the Valley and my ranch!  6 more words

Rocky Mountains

Let go

As everything falls away

Let go

And quiet your mind

Be at peace and rest

Be still my soul

Do not wait for anything… 51 more words