Dwight Peck's personal website

Late summer 2014

Fun whilst it lasted

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.

A Spanish Reunion at the Signal de Bougy

The Migros restaurant at the Signal de Bougy, a venerable family destination overlooking Lake Geneva. We're linking up with Marta and Javier, two of our longtime Spanish translation team colleagues at major Ramsar meetings over the past twenty years, in Marta's case, and ten years in Javier's, and Javier's family as well.

After a inexpensive lunch, we're loosed out into the park. At Ramsar meetings of the Conference of the Parties, I was privileged to manage the documentation process during the negotiations, along with the French and Spanish translations of the English texts, and Marta and Javier made up two-thirds of our Spanish team in triennial COPs; Javier was also our principal external Spanish translator for daily affairs for the past 10 or 12 years.

Marta, based in Barcelona, is on assignment in Geneva, and this is our first reunion following Ramsar COP11 in Bucharest in 2012.

Javier, Kristin, and Marta admiring Antonio's preoccupation with ice-cream cones, and Javier's wife Gemma, a UN translator in Geneva, with teeny Eduardo.

Antonio meets small goats

Signal de Bougy petting-zoo end (with enormous pigs) -- at the far end of the park are zip-lines through the trees, go-kart tracks, and all kinds of 'improvements' under the new management. They charge for parking now, too.

Very reminiscent of Young William at the Wildwood Wildlife Park in Wisconsin last month

Marta and Dwight -- we've done one of these at every triennial COP since Brisbane, Australia, in 1996

Gemma and Antonio

Playground at Signal. When I lived just up the road in Gimel in the early '90s, little Marlowe was a frequent participant here.

Ramsar mini-reunion

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