Hiking through the Glarner Alps

In early July, before the drought, we took Dutch friends of ours on a hike in the mountains. When I look back at the photos are marvel at how green everything was. There wildflowers were in bloom and there was plenty of sunshine. It was a perfect day for a beautiful hike. From the Garichti […]

Hiking Levadas in Madeira

Apart from seeing all the flowers, the main reason to visit the Portuguese island of Madeira is to go hiking, particularly along levadas, i.e. irrigation channels which bring water from the wetter regions of the island to the drier. On our last trip to Madeira 8 years ago we didn’t see much of the island […]