Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Winter 2016-2017

Dispatches from way, way behind the lines in Switzerland



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Coming off an intangibly rewarding summer on hydrobikes in northern Wisconsin, USA . . .

. . . and a wetlands study trip to visit the Goose Pond Sanctuary and the Horicon Marsh (above), here are:

Some odds and ends as we decompress from our travels and prepare for a few more

A walk in the rain up Mont Tendre, 2 October 2016

A walk up the Pointe de Poêle Chaud, 9 October 2016

A scurry past the bull to visit Les Pralets, 19 October

A sunny walk up from the Col de la Croix, 30 October

A little snow near Le Planet and Perroude du Vaud, 19 November 2016


Two weeks in Viterbo with side trips in the Lazio region, Italy, Nov.-Dec. 2016

Calci near Pisa, on the way south, 23-24 Nov. 2016

Scenes of Viterbo (1), 25 November 2016

A daytrip into Rome, 27 November 2016

Civita di Bagnoregio, 28 November 2016

Scenes of Orvieto in Umbria, 28 November 2016

The Villa Farnese in Caprarola, 29 November 2016

The Castello Orsini-Odescalchi in Bracciano

More scenes of Viterbo (2), 30 November 2016

Ostia Antica, Roman port, 1 December 2016

Lago di Bolsena, 2 December 2016

Still more scenes of Viterbo (3), 3 December 2016

Pyrgi & Castello di Santa Severa, 4 December 2016

Scenes of Tarquinia, 4 December 2016

Sarzana and Ligurian castles, 6 December 2016

Lunch in Lu, 7 December 2016

Settimo Vittone & the road home, 8 December 2016


Mid-winter odds and ends, December 2016 -- February 2017

Scenes of downtown Zürich, 16 December 2016

Looking for snow above Givrine, 21 December 2016

The Étang du Duzillet in Ollon, 17 & 29 January 2017

Wandering in the Grande Rolat, 21 January 2017

Snowshoeing in forests above Longirod, 11 February 2017


Ten days in Treviso and the Veneto region, February-March 2017

Two-day stopover on the Lago di Viverone, 24 February 2017

A walk around Novara in the Piemonte, 25 February 2017

An afternoon in Biella, 25 February 2017

Asolo in the Veneto, & the Queen of Cyprus, 27 February

Bassano del Grappa & its Alpini Bridge, 27 February

A brief visit to Castelfranco Veneto, 28 February 2017

Carnevale in Treviso, 28 February 2017

Treviso walkabout (1), 1 March 2017

Crypts of Treviso, 1 March 2017

Padua & the Scrovegni Chapel, 2 March 2017

Padua sights, 2 March 2017

Belluno in the Dolomites, 3 March 2017

Treviso in the rain, 4 March 2017

Home over the Alps, 5 March 2017


Additional fun in March and April

Bushwhacking in the Bois du Marchairuz, 14 March 2017

Three springtime hikes in the Lake Geneva region

A few more springtime hikes, April-May 2017

A few views of Genolier, near Nyon, 9 May 2017

Melvin the Doge joins the team, April-June 2017


May 2017: Ten more days in the Veneto region of Italy

Montagnana, the Città Murata, and other wonders south of Padua


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 21 November 2016, updated 15 July 2017.


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