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The Dordogne – Last Stop in Europe 2017

The Dordogne Riders had lured me to the Vezere Valley St Leon sur Vezere a beautiful Village in the Dordogne Region of Southern France   Camped on the edge of the river   Amongst significant historic and prehistoric sites The … Continue reading

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London was calling

On the train from the midlands to London. I listened to The Clash, London Calling. Its both a distopian and resilient view of London. It seemed fitting as a bombing in the tube had set a sombre tone. But London is … Continue reading

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Last stop in Switzerland for this trip

From Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald you can see the Aletsch Glacier. Running over the mountains. But, in time, it may be lost a sad loss both in beauty and the impact on the Alps. North of Interlaken the valley runs north to … Continue reading

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Lago di Como (Lario) 

The brochure called it the lake of dreams. But it’s a lake of life and vitality. From the tourist towns like Bellagio The narrow streets of the villages full of smells of fine food, chatter and laughter And beautiful villages … Continue reading

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Maloja Pass Mudslide

The Alps are a beautiful but precipitous place. The mudslide is a reminder of the both the beauty and power of nature. It takes my thoughts drift back to the indigenous Australians and their relationship to land. No deity in the … Continue reading

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Castles in the sky not just high Alps – Switzerland part 3

If you follow some narrow winding roads through fields of maize, past sheep and cattle quietly grazing, near the Aara River,  you find the village of Habsburg and Schloss Habsburg. The starting place in 1025 for a family that would … Continue reading

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The Bergennen at Seebodenalp

The Bergennen or hill climb race at Seebodenalp is a 500 metre climb over a 5 km track. The top of the track providing views over Kussnacht am Rigi. It was an event for historic bikes and some cars The … Continue reading

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