Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Summer 2010

Things are still looking up again


We’re semi-retired now, and on a flexible working schedule, and there are no more excuses. So it’s seven weeks visiting Kristin in Wisconsin in the USA, a UN Member State which, with all its pluses and minuses, has got the world’s best selections of craft beers. We may not win any of our 24/7 wars anymore, but We’re Still Number One!!! You Go, Microbrews! [Click on the photos to proceed.]

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

The anthills of the Jura, May 2010 etc.

A birthday lunch in Yvoire, 24 May

A week in Venice

Venice of the Advertising Hoardings, early June 2010

Venice, and we're installed at the Lido

Venice, and the ferry to Chioggia

Venice, and a night at the opera

The view from San Giorgio

Torcello, the Ur-"Venice"

Burano, the colorful

Sojourn in North America, late July - early September 2010

The lake in the Wisconsin Northwoods

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Alison and Marlowe and their Fond Papa

The Bearskin Trail

Strenuous hiking in the Porcupine Mountains

The Wisconsin Pig Roast

The Grand Sable Banks, Michigan Upper Peninsula

Pilgrimage to Marlowe and Dima's in Ottawa

What's next? Kristin's arriving tomorrow, before dawn, at Geneva airport, and next week we're off to Naples and the Amalfi coast through early November to avoid feeling that we have to vote in the shameful American midterm elections. We'd might as well just give up trying to vote with this great lot of clowns. The rest of the winter depends upon when the snow comes!


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 19 October 2010, revised 30 August 2014.


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