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 […]

Ravine Waterfalls: Wildbachtobel

Following the lovely walk through the Tannertobel after the Christmas holiday, we ventured out on New Year’s Eve for another walk through a ravine, this time the Wildbachtobel. We enjoyed exploring our “backyard” so much, we decided to see what else there was to discover. This time the planned walk turned into an all-day hike […]

A Walk to Pfarrachalm

You never know what the weather will be like when you make plans far in advance. We were looking forward to our trip to Innsbruck to visit friends and it turned out we lucked out with the weather. It may have been foggy, but it was dry one day and the next it was sunny […]