Fall in Yosemite
November 4, 2009

We enjoyed a lovely Indian Summer weekend in Yosemite on Oct 31 and Nov 1. Yosemite was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list in 1984 Photos

Yosemite in Winter.
February 19, 2009

We went to Yosemite for the President’s Day long weekend and stayed at the Ahwahnee Hotel, which is rapidly becoming my favorite place to stay there. The whole Valley looked magical in the snow. Yosemite was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list in 1984 photos

Mt Hood
July 7, 2008

Kerry and I headed North for a 24 hour climb of Mt Hood. We flew into Portland after work, picked up a rental car and drove to the base of the mountain. After killing several hours a set-off at midnight. The climb was amazingly easy, mainly because we were on a groomed ski-slope. The most […]

Palm Springs, CA – Feb 16-19, 2007
February 20, 2007

For President’s Day long weekend we visited Palm Springs, California. We left very early on Friday morning, at 7:20am and arrived at our hotel just after 6pm. We would have been 2 hours earlier had we not gotten stuck in a huge traffic jam on the I-10 between LA and Palm Springs. Palm Springs is […]

Winterwandeling in de polders
February 10, 2007

On Feb 4 I went for a lovely walk in the neighborhood of Watervliet in Belgium. Here are some photos of the walk. Voor ‘t geval sommigen zich afvragen waarom jullie deze keer niet van mij hoorden: ik was in Belgie voor een begrafenis en wilde wat tijd met mijn familie doorbrengen.

Short Trips
O’ahu 2006-2007
January 12, 2007

We went on a little break for the New Year’s period to O’ahu, one of the main Hawaiian Islands. The weather was tropical and gorgeous; Waikiki and surf-beaches were crowded, others less so; the vegetation was lush; the whole atmosphere was laid back. Here are some photos of our little getaway.

Vermont in the Fall
October 10, 2006

On Sep 29th I flew to NY where I spent 4 lovely and relaxing days with Kristin. I took the Amtrak to Vermont on Oct 3rd to spend 3 days with Mary Sondergeld. Don was in Florida for a bridge-tournament. I met Mary and Don on my trip in Iceland last June. Mary was a […]

Shasta Climb with Fil
May 17, 2006

Fil and I went to Shasta for the weekend. Drove up on Friday, got up early on Saturday to hike from the carpark to camp. Up at 2:00am on Sunday for our summit attempt. Check-out the photos to see if we made it! photos

Mendocino Weekend May 5-7
May 8, 2006

We left on Friday afternoon from Stephen’s work around 5pm and set off on the 101 towards Healdsburg where we stopped for dinner. After dinner we followed the 128 towards Mendocino. As it was dark by then we didn’t really get to enjoy driving through the Redwood trees although the drive did have something eerie. […]

Shasta Weekend Apr 28-30
May 1, 2006

We went to Shasta for the weekend; left on Friday afternoon and returned on Sunday afternoon. Guess who did all the driving!! Saturday morning I dropped Stephen of at the trailhead, where he set off for a day-hike (good training for Mt McKinley). Meanwhile I went cruising around in Minike, strolled around Shasta town, had […]

Weekend in Yosemite National Park
October 31, 2005

We set off from San Francisco around 4pm; got caught in a bit of traffic; stopped for dinner in our favorite stopover in Groveland and arrived at Yosemite Lodge around 9pm. Although we booked very last minute (as usual) we were fortunate to get a room in Yosemite Lodge in the Park. All the previous […]