Pacific Crest Trail

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This summer, I spent about 10 days with Iris on the Pacific Crest Trail starting in Yosemite National Park and leaving again from South Lake Tahoe. About the day to day events, you can read Iris’ blog and I will refrain from repeating what she has written. Instead here is a general impression in a few words and in a small gallery. Even before touching down in Fresno, I could see how straight forward the United States are organized. Fields stretch for hundreds of miles in perfect chessboard patterns and cities are…read more

Most northerly town in the world

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Over the last couple of years, I have been sailing in the same region and thus calling more or less the same ports over and over again. Whenever I am asked what interesting places I see, I have the disappointing answer that we mostly visit refineries on some desolate rocks in the middle of nowhere or far away from civilisation in an industrial park. But to all rules, there is the exception.


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Today was a perfect day for landyachting with a moderate wind along the coast slightly increasing during the day. Below a series of pictures taken while the sun made for a beautiful scenery.


Close to the Arctic Circle

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(Click on the right/left side of the image to see more.) When we started with our second hike from Ásbyrgi up the canyon towards Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland honored it’s name and temperatures dropped below 8°C during the day and close to freezing at night. Northerly winds pushed clouds and wet air upstream and covered the landscape in fog and drizzle. Soon our feet were soaking wet and the pleasure level dropped gradually with each step. Nevertheless, the little we saw from the landscape was impressive, the river meandering through the canyon…read more