Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Winter 2017-2018

Good fun, far from the Trumpian horrors



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

. . . and a wetlands study trip featuring a dredging operation on the Upper Mississippi River, here are:

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

A few views of the Aubonne River, 24 September

A visit to the Barrage d'Hongrin, 1 October 2017


Some views of Interlaken, Switzerland, and of Rosenlaui

Alison and Mark's visit, 3-6 October 2017 / Mont Tendre with Dr Joe, 15 October

The berghotel Rosenlaui, 3 October 2017

The 'Romantikweg' above Rosenlaui, 4 October

Kleine Scheidegg, Eiger views, and hike down, 5 October

Mont Tendre in fine weather, 15 October 2017


A visit to Lisbon, Portugal, late October 2017

First impressions of Lisbon, 27 October 2017

Lisbon's Museu de Arte Antiga, 27 October 2017

Lisbon flea market, and National Pantheon, 28 October

Lisbon's Castelo de São Jorge, 28 October 2017

Lisbon walkabout, 29 October 2017

Sintra, Portugal, and the National Palace, 29 October

Belém, maritime museum & Belém Tower, 30 October

Museu de Arte Antiga and Belém monastery, 31 October


Autumnal interlude

Mont de Bière Devant in the fog, 19 November 2017

Les Grangettes on the lake, and Melvin the Doge


San Marino and Emilia-Romagna, Italy, mid-December 2017

Settimo Vittone and a stop-off in Ferrara,
12-13 December 2017

Comacchio on the Adriatic Sea,
14 December 2017

The Republic of San Marino in the rain,
15 December 2017

Rimini on the Adriatic, in the rain,
16 December 2017

The walled city and castle of Gradara,
17 December 2017

Pesaro and Fano on the Marche seacoast,
17 December 2017

The Fortezza di San Leo
18 December 2017

Another look at San Marino's clifftop towers
18 December 2017

Back to Rimini and the Museo della Città
19 December 2017

Moving on to Longiano in the Romagna
20 December 2017

Historic Cesena and the Rocca Malatestiana
21 December 2017

Brisighella and the Donkeys' Street
22 December 2017

Forlimpopoli and Bertinoro near Forlì
22 December 2017

Vogogna in the Ossola valley
23-24 December 2017


January interlude

A snowshoe walk to the Chalet de la Croix
31 December 2017

Views of Fribourg, Switzerland, on a grey day
10 January 2018

Not much snow above Bassins, 14 January 2018

A fine snowy day in the Jura, 11 February 2018


Lodi trip, 19-28 February

The Piazza di Duomo in Lodi, Italy, 20 February 2018

The Tempio Incoronata & other sights in Lodi, 21 February

More Lodi sightseeing, mainly churches, 22 February 2018

The Brera Art Gallery in Milan, 23 February 2018

The Castello Sforzesco in Milan, 23 February 2018

An afternoon in Crema in Lombardy, 24 February 2018

Lodi by night, & a last look round, 25 February 2018

Venegono Superiore & Castiglione Olona, 26-27 February

Scenes of Como, on Lake Como, 27 February 2018

Melvin the Doge guides us over the Simplon Pass, 28 February


March and April follow-up

Forest scrambles above Marchissy, 3 March 2018

Memory tests in the forest of Grande Rolat, 14 March 2018

Poignant winter scenes from the Swiss Jura, 31 March 2018

More poignant winter scenes, 8 April 2018

A semi-snow walk to La Correntine, 22 April 2018

A walk down the Gorge du Chauderon, 24 April 2018

A bushwhacking direttissima to the 'painted chalet', with anthills, 6 May 2018

What's next? In mid-May, a sightseeing and castle-hopping trip to the Langhe area of the Piemonte, the beautiful hilly country south and southeast of the river Tanaro south of Torino, with visits to Alba, Saluzzo, Salvignano, Fossano, and Asti.


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 29 December 2017, updated 7 August 2018.


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