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life's hectic non-stop party threatens to get out of control and really exhausting
T. Peck's visit to the old country (3)
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.
hols 2004, Marlowe forsakes her studies and leaves Dima to take care of the ferrets
in Ottawa, Ont., and comes along to visit the Old Dad and walk in the forest.
Dr Pirri sprinting up the hill in beautiful new snow, 30 December 2004, bound
for the big gouffre at Le Glacière.
tags along as the Pirris negotiate one of the steeper parts of the hill
forest, though with very sick trees, in the afternoon
Pirris lead again, as Marlowe observes and takes notes
left) Teny and Joe, Marlowe's dad
descending towards the Glacière
reflecting upon many things
Gouffre or Glacière (because there's
ice all the year round at the bottom of that hole)
The Glacière de St-George
Eau Pendante, or Hanging Waters, on the forestry road above St-George
The direct route down
negotiating awkward hillsides above St George, 30 December 2004
another hike! This one, to Mont de Bière Devant
Dr Pirri leads off for Mont de Bière Devant
2nd of January 2005, Marlowe follows, sleepily.
Pirri builds up the enthusiasm, as the weather becomes more interesting
Pirri and M. T. Peck on Mont Bière as the wind begins to howl a bit
Mont de Bière
A stone wall
leaps over stone walls in a single bound.
and Joe on Mont de Bière, bound for Mont de Bière Devant
Mont de Bière Devant farm in the background
The flagpole on top of Mont de Bière Devant
and Marlowe on Mont de Bière Devant, 2 January 2005
compares Switzerland's ice storms with Canada's daily
routine and gives us a patronizing glance.
Dad and Marlowe
Mont de Bière Devant, 2 January 2005
Marlowe's back off home to Canada on 4 January, the Old Dad's 87th birthday, leaving
Geneva's Cointrin airport precisely as Kristin's flight bumped onto the runway.
So we'll leave Marlowe back in Ottawa with Dmitri and the ferrets and turn now
to Kristin's nearly exquisite visit in early January.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 March 2005, revised 19 July 2008, 9 February 2014.