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Winter 2014-2015

Dispatches from way, way behind the lines in Switzerland


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What with one thing and another, we haven't been able to romp in the snow very much at all this winter. We found some good uses of our time anyway.

A few days in Aosta, Italy, and a hike in the Valpelline

Aosta and its Roman remains, late October 2014

A hike to the Rifugio Prarayer in the Valpelline

Two weeks in Lucca and northern Tuscany, November 2015

Lu in the Piemonte region, 13-14 November 2014

Asti in the Piemonte, 14 November 2014

Lucca in Tuscany, 15-23 November 2014

Pistoia, 19 November 2014

San Gimignano, 21 November 2014

Volterra, 21 November 2014

Prato, 22 November 2014

Last days in Lucca

Vercelli in the Piedmont, 24 November 2014

Turin, or Torino, in the Piedmont, 25 November

Autumn walks

Walk to La Bourri above Torgon,
19 October 2014

From Les Avants to the Lake Geneva overlook,
21 December 2014

Montpellier and the Languedoc, southern France, December 2014-January 2015

Tournon-sur-Rhône, Ardèche, 25 December 2014

Teyran, Languedoc-Roussillon, 26-30 December 2014

Montpellier, Hérault dept., 26 December 2014

Aigues-Mortes, Gard dept., 27 December 2014

Montpellier, and the opera, 28 December 2014

Saintes Maries de la Mer, the Camargue, 29 December

The amphitheatre in Arles, 29 December 2014

Sète and Agde, Hérault dept., 30 December 2014

Béziers, Languedoc, 30 December 2014

The medieval village of La Couvertoirade, 31 December

Meyruis, Tarn Gorges, New Year's Eve

Nîmes, 1-2 January 2015

Old and New at the amphitheatre of Nîmes

January-February outings

The forest of Grande Rolat, 11 January

Mont Roux in deep snow, 1 February

Les Grangettes Ramsar Site, 8 February

Ramsar visit to the Maison Rivière

Arezzo, Siena, Cortona, and environs in Tuscany, February-March 2015

Pavia, Lombardy, and its Certosa, 25-27 February 2015

Arezzo, Tuscany, 27 February - 6 March 2015

Siena, Tuscany, 2 March 2015

Cortona, Tuscany, 3 March 2015

Castiglione del Lago, Lake Trasimeno in Umbria

Castello di Poppi in the Casentino, 5 March 2015

Last views of Arezzo, 6 March 2015

The Piazza Grande in Arezzo

Cremona, Lombardy, 7-9 March 2015

Cremona, and Lu in the Piemonte, 10 March

Late-season odds and ends

Zürich, Switzerland, 16 March 2015

Hike to Pré du Four, 11 March 2015

What's next?

In late May, for our sins, we're both off to help out at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in Punta del Este, Uruguay, until mid-June. Following which, if our luck holds, we'll be spending much of the summer with friends and family at the lake in northern Wisconsin, back home in mid-September.


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