Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2004-2005

as life's hectic non-stop party threatens to get out of control and really exhausting

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

As all over the world, the Power or Powers snuffed out countless lives prematurely and probably unnecessarily, they've left some of us to have lots and lots of fun for a little while longer. Click on the photos to proceed.)

Devon and Cornwall in October, a good start to the winter season

In October 2004, Kristin and one of her admirers went off for another visit to Devon and Cornwall -- adventures in the valley of the Doones on Exmoor, Tintagel and the Port William Inn in Cornwall, hikes along the Southwest Coast Path, followed by some views of castles near Oxford and a walk along the mighty Thames.

Cornwall and Devon, October 2004

Marching through the Valley of Doone in Exmoor

The Port William Inn, Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall

Tintagel Castle or what's left of it

Coastal hike: New Polzeath to Port Quin

Coastal hike: Trebarwith Strand to Tintagel

Views near Oxford, and Berkeley Castle

A last-minute walk along the River Thames

Work-related travels in November 2004

November 2004. Work, work, work. Montréal, Canada, for talks at the CBD Secretariat, and a visit with Marlowe (above left), and then a "logistics" trip to Kampala and Entebbe, Uganda (right).

Kristin's visit in November 2004


Some hikes whilst waiting for the snow to come

Following Dr Pirri wherever he may lead, December 2004

Marlowe's Christmas visit, December 2004

Marlowe's living in the Western Hemisphere now and not visiting every other weekend as formerly, but here she is for Christmas just like old times.

Traditional dinner with the Durhams, and some hikes

And then some more hikes

Kristin's visit in January 2005

Nostalgic visit to Leysin

Le Plateforme

Le Noirmont on a brilliant day

Intersessional hikes, January-February 2005, in the Big Freeze

Nyon in the January ice

Bise hiking in January

Exhilirating walks in the woods

Passing the time between Kristin's January and February visits

Kristin's visit in February 2005

Hikes to Pré de Rolle, the Fruitières de Nyon, the Petites Chaumilles

Intersessional hikes, March-April 2005, in the snowy Jura forests

Passing the time between Kristin's February and April visits

Sun and fun on Mont Tendre, mid-March 2005

Hiker in his Yukon Charlie snowshoes says, "What now?"

Additional mishaps whilst awaiting Kristin's next visit to the old country

Stalking farm photos south of Mont Tendre, 3 April 2005

Kristin's visit in April 2005

Hikes in springtime

Cannobio and Lago Maggiore in Italy

Cannobio, Italy, in April 2005

The Hotel Pironi in Cannobio

The Horrible Orrido di S. Anna

Verbania and the Borromeo Islands

Locarno and the Centovalli

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