Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Winter 2004-2005

as life's hectic non-stop party threatens to get out of control and really exhausting


Marlowe T. Peck's visit to the old country (3)

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.

Christmas 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.

That's Dr Pirri sprinting up the hill in beautiful new snow, 30 December 2004, bound for the big gouffre at Le Glacière.

Marlowe tags along as the Pirris negotiate one of the steeper parts of the hill

Equipment repairs

Beautiful forest, though with very sick trees, in the afternoon

This way.

The Pirris lead again, as Marlowe observes and takes notes

(from left) Teny and Joe, Marlowe's dad

Party descending towards the Glacière

Marlowe reflecting upon many things

The Gouffre or Glacière (because there's ice all the year round at the bottom of that hole)

The Glacière de St-George

L'Eau Pendante

The Eau Pendante, or Hanging Waters, on the forestry road above St-George

The direct route down

Marlowe negotiating awkward hillsides above St George, 30 December 2004


Still another hike! This one, to Mont de Bière Devant

Dr Pirri leads off for Mont de Bière Devant

The 2nd of January 2005, Marlowe follows, sleepily.

Dr Pirri builds up the enthusiasm, as the weather becomes more interesting

Dr Pirri and M. T. Peck on Mont Bière as the wind begins to howl a bit

Mont de Bière

A stone wall

Marlowe leaps over stone walls in a single bound.

Marlowe and Joe on Mont de Bière, bound for Mont de Bière Devant

The Mont de Bière Devant farm in the background

The flagpole on top of Mont de Bière Devant

Joe and Marlowe on Mont de Bière Devant, 2 January 2005

Marlowe compares Switzerland's ice storms with Canada's daily routine and gives us a patronizing glance.

Dad and Marlowe

Leaving Mont de Bière Devant, 2 January 2005

Then 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.


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