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Winter 2013-2014

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.

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First: a peaceful, pleasant autumn, with walks in the forest

Scenes from Féchy, fall 2013

Chamois in fog on Poêle Chaud

Creux d'Enfer, October 2013

Scenes of Aubonne, Switzerland

Mont Tendre, 3 November

Mont Sâla, 7 November 2013

Mont de Bière Devant, 10 Nov.

Joe & Kristin at La Foirausaz

Mont Bailly, 23 November

Grande Rolat forest, 24 November


More Féchy views, 25 November

Then . . . Trento, Bolzano, and Brescia

A ten-day city-hop to the Lago di Garda region of northern Italy, early December 2014

Then . . . some more wintry walks in the forest

Late December hikes

Wandering in the forest, 22 December

Christmas snowstorm at Marchairuz

Hike to Signal de Bougy, 7 January

Some January hikes

Chalet Neuf project (1), late January

More late January hikes

Mont de Bière in fog, early Feb.

Chalet Neuf project (2), early Feb.

Chalet Neuf project (3), mid Feb.


Chalet Neuf at last, 19 February

And then . . . the Big Move to Ollon, 24 February 2014

Settling in in Ollon VD, late February - late April 2014

And finally . . . no more snowshoes for this year, but a few more scenic walks

Verschiez hike above Ollon, 11 March

Above Villars-sur-Ollon, 23 March

Back to La Riondaz, 29 March 2014

Views of the river Rhône, 2 April

To the prehistoric fort of Châtel d'Arruffens, 21 April 2014

Blustery mid-May snow near Mont Tendre

What's next?

As we type, Kristin's gone to Rome to congregate with family, and we'll meet up in Bologna in five days' time for another five days of hysterical fun in and around that city. Then some Grindelwald hiking with Oscar and Cathy, then in mid-June Kristin's off for the USA, where again we'll meet up if the ice has cleared off the lake by late July. We have every reason to hope that Marlowe and Alison, with their respective senior aides, will show up to persiflate with us in the Wisconsin Northwoods.

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