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Landyachting

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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.

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Laugavegur and Eyafjallajökull

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(Click on the right/left side of the image to see more.) The weather forecast looked very promising as we were heading out towards Landmannalaugar on a five hours bus trip. Once we had left the city, it became clear where the locals get their inspiration for all those colors: nature. Stunning scenery kept me gazing out of the window all the way. It was a special bus with high suspension and offroad tires to be able to drive through rivers and on the dirt tracks into the wildernis. Landmannalaugar, being…read more

Impressions from within Castle Fraubrunnen

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The former monastery, in the early days named Fons beatae Mariae (Spring of the holy Mary) was founded in 1246 by the dukes of Kyburg. It later gave the town its present name, Fraubrunnen. From the 18th century on, the monumental building has had many purposes and is known as a castle, these days commonly referred to as Schloss Fraubrunnen. Not surprising for a building almost a millennium old, it has gone through many conversions and renovations to suit it’s inhabitants. The latest brought the building up to modern day…read more

Hiking in the French and Spanish Pyrenees

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A hike such as this 11 day trail has to be planned especially regarding equipment. I planned and hiked all with my dear friend Iris, we travelled also together through New Zealand about which I blogged before. So in this post “we” means the two of us. Our goal was to carry not more than around 15kg including food and water so we had to decide for the most lightweight stuff there is. Hiking together has the advantage of sharing a lot and thus carrying less. Although it was summer,…read more