Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2009-2010

Our first full year of Obama disappointments

Some travels, and many long hours basking in the Jura rain

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.

Off to a good start in a chilly October

Kristin and Alison visits coinciding, with walks in the Jura, mid-October 2009

The three of us up to the Lac de Tanay for some October mid-winter hiking

Devon and Cornwall, October 2009

Whenever things start to pile up and get on top of you, it's time to take some time off and go to Cornwall.

Ruan Minor, Cadgwith Cove, and We're Off To See The Lizard

From Mullion to The Lizard

St Mawes Castle and Falmouth

Cotehele and Buckland Abbey

Polperro coastal walk

Brent Tor and Lydford Gorge

Exeter and Cardiff Castle

Now for a wet November amongst the Jura hillsides

Kristin and the November Rain

Mont Tendre and Jura farm photos

Corsica for Christmas, 2009

The citadelle in Calvi on the Corsican northwest coast

Avignon and the Corsica ferry

Calvi and a coastal hike

Scenic drives in the northwest

Another Calvi hike


Cap Corse hike

Post-Christmas walks and excursions in Switzerland

Indecisive Kristin hikes

Epiphanies in the snowmelt

Another Rome getaway, February 2010

A long weekend scurrying to see everything all at once

Spring hiking scenes: Perhaps we should just have stayed in Rome

Jura farm photo expeditions, March 2010

Dripping wet Neuve hike, 21 March 2010

Tearoom de la Plage hikes, late March

Monts de Bière hikes, early April

Chasing the last of the snow, April 2010

Last of the snow found on Mont Sâla, mid-April

Work and play in Georgia, end of April 2010

We're in Georgia for the Ramsar Standing Committee meeting, and Kristin's come along with us

Downtown Kobuleti, Georgia

Visit to the Ispani Mires Ramsar Site

Excursion to other Georgian protected areas

Standing Committee meeting occupying much of our time

Stopover in Istanbul to visit the Big Three

But, much better, the Archaeological Museum

This is the way the winter ends . . .

Mont Tendre in the rain La Dôle in the fog

That's it for the winter of 2009-2010 here in the rainy western corner of Switzerland (so far in May, we've got the rainiest May in Swiss recorded history). Summer's getting underway now, cold, rainy, and Kristin's coming over to make the chicken soup again for some medical inconveniences, and after that we're off again to the Land of We're Number One. Daughters Alison and Marlowe have promised to join us on the lake in northern Wisconsin in August -- where reportedly it hasn't rained since 2006.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 20 May 2010, revised 25 October 2013, repaired 22 January 2020.

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