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Summer 2012

A photographic record of whatever leapt out at us

Every three years, the governments grab us by the backs of our necks and won't let go for two long weeks. Ramsar COP11 focused our minds (Kristin's, too, this time round) until late July, and then we disported ourselves in the Wisconsin afternoons whilst hammering away at the COP Proceedings in the mornings.

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.

But first, the grand naval parade as the Belle Epoque steamers on Lake Geneva kicked off the summer season with a splash (Morges, 20 May 2012)

Bucharest, Romania

Ramsar COP11 in the Palace of the People

Downtown Bucharest, and Vlad the Impaler

The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (COP11), Bucharest, Romania, July 2012. Quite possibly, our last COP.

The Wisconsin Northwoods, late July to mid-September 2012

Down south: Devil's Lake and Twelfth Night near Madison

Siblings: back up north for a birthday surprise

Way up north: Arlo Guthrie in Bayfield

Parties on the lake, and the Isle of "Adjidau'mo"

Back up north: Lake Superior hikes

Back down south: the State Capitol and Richard III

What’s next? Young William's first tourist experience in Switzerland, as Marlowe his mom revisits her old haunts; a week in Spain, mostly to visit Toledo; a few weeks in Sicily, partly to see the immense cultural heritage but mostly to see the places where Inspector Montalbano was filmed. That gets us through to Christmas, anyway.

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