Saturday, 13 April 2013

Sepia Saturday 172; hiking;

My Mother hiking, her camera always went everywhere with her. Doesn't  she looks sweet  and happy in her hiking gear? The lyrics of a song say:'' Uf de Alpa isch äas herrlichs Läba  uf de Alpa isch äas schön!" Being on the alps is the best, it is a wonderful life!"  In the early 1930s 

This does not look like a hiking trip. Right, my aunt, who loved the work outdoors. This is in Murgsee where they had an alp to feed the cattle over summer on the healthy and  tasty grasses and herbs.They had  to do al lot of "hiking" to bring the milk to the hut where cheese and butter were produced.

Shoes and naked toes in the forground, 

My sister and I, right,  going on a hike. Here we are waiting for the bus to take us to a mountain village.

My three daughters loved to go hiking and sleeping at the shingle covered  "Alphütte"  (Alpine hut.)

Cooking the soup

Here we went with friends on a hike, had a rest and a cool drink in one of the mountain restaurants.

Meglisalp where we did a lot of hiking.

Berggasthaus Meglisalp. Whether you arrive after a hiking tour from Seealp, the Bollewees or Säntis: Here you can relax and enjoy a hearty dinner (try the traditional "Spätzle" noodles with fried onions and grated cheese, or a Bratwurst, generally the choice of the  girls. The Meglisalp is a beautifully located hamlet far away from the next city. 

Now it is time to hike to 

Friday, 12 April 2013

Friday; vulnerable;

The bumblebee bat Craseonycteris thonglongyai
 is about 29 to 33 mm  hence the common name of "bumblebee bat". It is the smallest species of bat and may be the world's smallest mammal.
It occurs in western Thailand and southeast Burma, where it occupies limestone caves along rivers.
It has a reddish-brown or grey coat and a distinctive pig-like snout.
Colonies differ in size, with an average of 100 individuals per cave. The bat feeds during short activity periods in the evening and dawn, foraging around nearby forest areas for insects. Females give birth annually to a single offspring.
Although the bat's status in Burma is not well known, the Thai population is restricted to a single province and may be at risk for extinction. Its potential threats are primarily anthropogenic, and include habitat degradation and the disturbance of roosting sites.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Wednesday; passion;

Mike Hawthorn Lemans winner 1955,  driving a preview lap on the Lemans track in a Jaguar.

Watch this video, unique from 1956

A very interesting film clip from Chris, to think that I owned XKD 540 all those years ago during my involvement with Jaguar !

Amazing to see all the people and traffic on the road with Mike traveling at up to 180 Mph (300 km/h)

And to think that Mike lost his life in a  accident in a Jaguar 3.4, maybe no seat belt, who knows ?
Travel Safely,
Cheers BillC

Bill C. his E-type 1960

Loved the microphone set  – not much micro about it.

How would you like to be coming around a corner in whatever , car ,motor cycle or bike or coming out of your drive on your tractor & there is a D Type at speed?

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tuesday; yesterday;

A quick deluge;

A stormy approach, late afternoon; 08/04/2013  15:43 PM

A watery landscape; 16:15 PM

A private waterfall; 16:26 PM

A curtain of rain; 16:27 PM

The end of the storm;  Sunset at 17:29 PM

©Photos from my garden Ts

Monday, 8 April 2013

Monday; scary;

For real, just made it;

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