Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Winter 2016-2017

So far, a work in progress

Dispatches from way, way behind the lines in Switzerland

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.

Click on the photos to proceed

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

. . . 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 more

A walk in the rain up Mont Tendre, 2 October

A walk up the Pointe de Poêle Chaud, 9 October

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

Next up: Ten days in Treviso and the Veneto region

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

A walk around Novara in the Piemonte, 25 February

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


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 21 November 2016, updated 3 May 2017.

Recent Events