19.10.2010

Joshua Tree National Park



Aouch!

Girls and needles everywhere!

Cholla Cactus Garden - no girls this time

White Thank

Eremite at White Thank

White Thank panorama

The Arch

Climbing the Arch

Shadow and the raven

Hiking the White Tank

Lonely Joshua Tree

Another panorama

On the road

From Keys View

Lost Horse Valley

View back to Sheep Pass

Hidden Valley rock formation

The moon in the Hidden Valley

Old tree

Large plant

The penguin in the Hidden Valley

More Hidden Valley rock formations

Desert biodiversity


Trip with Joanne, Erin and Dorothy to Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA


28.09.2010

Buenos Aires



Pink house and beeeater

Evita

Blue line A

Bienvenito!

Fair parilla

Old house entrance

Dancing at the Fera de Mataderos

Sexy dancing at Mataderos

Parilla at Mataderos

Buenos Aires from the Natural Reserve

Biking in BA

Natural Reserve

Puerto Madero

Biking Puerto Madero

Bridge de la Mujer at Puerto Madero

Recoleta cemetery

Angel at Recoleta

More scary angel

Buenos Aires rush hour from the Sheraton

Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero

Choripan & co

That was a good one!

Me, Mafalda and Ceres

That's a bookshop not a theater...

At the centenary park

Peru station of Linea A

Art museum in Tigre

Tigre house

In Puerto Madero


Buenos Aires is a crazy city with enormous potential and so many things to explore.


28.09.2010

Patagonia



On the way to Laguna Torre

Hawk parade

Moreno Glacier

Moreno with Joanne

Huge Moreno Glacier

HipJey!

Just nice

another

Dusk in El Calafate

On route to El Chalten

Wild animals...

Underway view back

Glimps on Fiz Roy

Cerro Torre gets visible

Lonely tree, this one was protected from wind

Above Laguna Torre on Maestri lookout

View back

Cerro Torre in clouds at dusk

Cerro Torre is back!

It was worth to get up at dawn!

Fitz Roy and company

Never saw that many stars in the sky before...

Camp Poincenot

A bit up at Laguna de LosTres

Tataa!

The Queen of FitzRoy :)

Highly efficient and fast

Fitz Roy from Laguna Capri camp

Fitz Roy at dusk

Fitz Roy at dawn

Fitz Roy at dawn

El Chalten

On the way down

Sunset on the route 23

Patagonian lamb

Flamingo

El Calafate

El Calafate beach


Glacier Moreno in El Calafate and hiking in El Chalten with tent views to Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. 


28.09.2010

Tierra del Fuego



Friendly welcome

Let's go to Chile for a few miles

On the ferry to Terra del Fuego

Lighthouse

Ushuaia harbor from the Hostel

Missionaries in Ushuaia

Mountain chain in Chile

Ushuaia harbor promenade

Memorial ship

Tierra del Fuego National Park towards Beagle Channel

"End of the World" (at least of the Argentinian highway...

Invasive beavers

In Chile as an illegal alien

Kayaking in the Beagle channel

View over the Beagle Channel towards Chile

Estancia

Punta Remolina

Punta Remolina

Nightcamp

2nd day of kayak with Dany Urizza

Isla Gable

Isla Gable

Isla Gable

leaving Isla Gable

Not penguins but komorans

Horses close to Estancia Haberton

Matadero Haberton

Waiting for the car

Well deserved ice cream in Ushuaia

Fresh powder in Ushuaia

Ushuaia Bay

Ushuaia Bay


Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego National Park and kayaking in the Beagle Channel.


Check out the Easter Adventures of Gold Bunny in Vancouver




28.02.2010

A 'normal' February in Vancouver



The Olympic torch passing my office at UBC.

Crowds on Robson square after the opening ceremony.

Let's party!

No close access to the Olympic flame.

The rings in Coal Harbor.

Hockey SUI vs. SVK (no cigars this time).

It's spring time!

Some snow on Cypress mountain.

When is Easter again?

Jenna McCORKELL flying over the ice.

Ksenia MAKAROVA at the Pacific Coliseum preparing for the short program.

Sara Meier pirouette.

Kiira KORPI after a jump during her short program skating.

Heineken House party.

The party is over...


These were special Olympic games! Impressions from Vancouver 2010: sunshine, flower blooms, hockey and crowds without much snow around.

 


26.10.2009

New Orleans - October 2009




Trip to Jazztown New Orleans (15. - 22.10.2009) for ASA with ECEM team.

 


25.08.2009

Kayaking Desolation Sound - August 2009



Entrance to Toba inlet

Preparation around Stanley park

Stroke training

Preparation for the trip. English Bay (Vancouver)

On the Ferry to the Sunshine Coast

Truck breakfast

All this stuff has to fit into the kayak

Seals in Desolation Sound

"Rubber heads"

Evening rest

Campsite in Desolation Sound Marine Park

Evening at Homfray Channel

Mmm, oysters!

Oups

Streching?

Freshwater/shower

Paddling on Toba

Increasing speed

Toba Inlet panorama towards Brem River

Pictograph at Walsh Cove

Seastar

Walter in front of Walter Point, Desolation Sound

Entrance of Roscoe Bay

Pictograph at the Homfray Channel

Bear cache in the middle of the rain forest of Toba Inlet

Rock walls at Toba Inlet

Evening Massage

Sea life

Walsh Cove

Panorama from Kinghorn Island


Kayaking in Desolation Sound (13. - 20.8.2009) with Johanna.

 


25.07.2009

Canoe on Murtle Lake - July 2009



First paddle in the last daylight at the entrance of Murtle lake

Too hot (the weather)

Second evening

Night ambiance at Murtle lake campsite

The engine in front

Sunset

Hummingbird / Kolibri in action

What a beach - where are the mosquitos?

Present from Switzerland

What was here?

Murtle lake panorama

Solo excercise

last sunset

the kitchen


Canoe trip to Murtle Lake and the Rockies (23. - 30.7.2009).

 


16.06.2009

Kayaking - June 2009



Endless Paddling on the Sechelt Inlet

Paddling

Veronica and Marta

Winners

Camp reached

Floor

Walter

Klaptocz sisters

Bald eagle

Campsite

Kunechin Point

Kunechin Point

Kunechin Point

Tzoonie Narrows


Kayaking at the Sunshine Coast (12. - 14.6.2009).


19.05.2009

Climbing Squamish - Mai 2009



Smoke Bluffs

Voytek

Smoke Bluffs

Marta

Smoke Bluffs

lizard

Towards Garibaldi Provincial ParkThe Chief

Rogues Gallery

Kristina

Rogues Gallery

Kristina

Rogues Gallery

Mike & Jeff

Rogues Gallery

Mike & Jeff

Rogues Gallery

Jeff


Climbing in the Squamish area (30. & 31.5.2009).


19.05.2009

Vancouver - Mai 2009



Jericho Beach

View to Downtown

Jericho Beach

Oh oh....

Jericho Beach

Almost like Lausanne.

Jericho Beach

The beach.

Jericho Beach

So romantic sunsets ...

Jericho Beach

Beach and park.

Home

Cute visitor in front of the house.

Home sweet home.

Grouse Grind

Closed because of a little bit of snow. Swiss and Chinese don't care ;-)

Grouse Mountain

View to Downtown.

Grouse Mountain

View to Downtown and Vancouver South.

Grouse Mountain

Best Cinnamon Roll ever!

Grouse Mountain

Olympic village in construction.


First impressions of Vancouver (1.-18.5.2009).


19.05.2009

Vancouver/Squamish/Whistler - September 2008



English Bay

Garibaldi park

Squamish

The Chief

Vancouver

Skyline

Garibaldi park entrance

Garibaldi park

Cheakamus lake


Hiking trip to Garibaldi Park (BC, Canada).


19.05.2009

Mountains & Climbing




A selection of mountain and nature pictures.


18.05.2009

Venezuela - 2007




Holidays in the Andes of Venezuela with Okuary Osechas.


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