Donnerstag, 27. April 2017
170427 Nordic Walking
Thursday and snow and rain. Jon suggested nordic walking as a joke and four of us said "yes please" so we did Jon's "normal" morning route through Wertachtal.
And then hot tea and Baileys at the Frenchie House

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Dienstag, 11. April 2017
170408 - Sailing Croatia
This week the Farina's left us and Annalena and Daniel joined us. During the week we worked our way back north and then visited some islands in the Kornati.

Better weather than last week but less wind.

Photos at https://goo.gl/photos/XDTv6MWSu24zBV43A

Tracks at:
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=diemedrdkelcvtdo
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=dullwdxuepcxtdci
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=inbnquomflncrkpc
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=tgdweupbhvwcwijn
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=sdwoozdqcuzhxkal
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=mrbybsffmbaneyob
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=beugquklogazhpvl

Max's blog for the week starts at http://maxhogarth.blogspot.de/2017/04/sailing-croatia-day-8-tucepi-marina.html?m=1

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Mittwoch, 5. April 2017
170401 - 08 sailing Croatia
Week 1
Rhiannon, Caro, Max, Stefano and I on a Dufour 350. The three Hogarths are staying for two weeks. Farinas are making space for Annalena and Daniel at the weekend.

We are enjoying everything from an afternoon and evening tied up at the harbour wall in Hvar to lonely bays on uninhabited islands; glass flat seas to 30 knot gusts out at sea.

What I absolutely love about sailing is waking up not knowing where you will be in the evening. You know the direction and you know you will have your "home" with, but you don't know what the day will hold or where you will be sleeping. On one day, we started anchored off a village on an island and now we are backed on to the main harbour wall in the middle of a medieval town. A day later we finished the day anchored in a tiny cove surrounded by forest and nature.

At the end of our week together, we did a night sail to the mainland to meet Annalena and Daniel.

Photos at https://goo.gl/photos/XDTv6MWSu24zBV43A

Tracks at:
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=alqibrmrxxcfhebw
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=uvkyehqtbwxjhbyx
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=bcckveftakgdqbdz

on day 4 I restarted my plotter and lost part of the data
- http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=iajyhkuhyaeqqmja (part 1 of the day)
- http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=rreuxgpjwpzflndy (part 2 of the day)
- http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=rjkftidbhfyjqeju (the whole day from Max but with lower resolution so you can not see the heart that Rhiannon salied and which is shown in my part 2 track)

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=htswjbiuzsqznhux
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=tydixdnajvlpnzxp
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=rzxvjddcttrmbnft

Max's blog starts at http://maxhogarth.blogspot.de/2017/04/sailing-croatia-day-1-nesselwang-biograd.html?m=1

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Sonntag, 19. März 2017
170319 7-Weiher-Tour
Caro "forced" Stefano and I (and Noelia) to go out biking despite our protetsing about the planned rain..
The 7-Weiher-Tour is the classic spring tour and today was a classic spring day. The snow is nearly all gone except in the mountains.



25km and 313 meters of climbing.
Track is at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=faegoyqugyapuhyu

At the furthest point from home, I received a message that a repeater of ours had a problem so set off home at top speed. Until then I had kept my heartbeat below 135 but on the way back it was 150. Luckliy a colleague solved the problem so I turned round and cycled slowly back to the others.

See my heartrate at https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1628812010

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Sonntag, 12. März 2017
170312 Allatsee
First mountain bike ride of the season. Caro and I rode to the Allatsee and back. As we crossed the border, she saw an interesting track so we did a few extra meters of climbing on steep gravel. It is good that we do lots of spinning in winter.



36km and 468 meters of climbing.
Track is at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=cuocqgqeuntashiz More details at https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1616807767

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Sonntag, 5. März 2017
170305 Grüntensee
My first bike ride this year. The "standard" 20km around the Grüntensee.
I think I need a bit of training before we cycle to Monaco :-)



20km and 257 meters of climbing. Track is at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=ahcbdmtjmduqwucl

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Sonntag, 19. Februar 2017
170219 Strindenscharte
The aim of todays ski tour was the Sulzspitze - 960 meters of climbing. Nine of us set off from Grän and enjoyed the climb up through trees covered in new snow.



At the pass - Strindenscharte - I decided that the combination of rewiring Stefanos office yesterday and the 730 meters were enough. Three others agreed with me so we ate something, took off our skins and had an exciting ski back down to the cars.

730 meters of climbing. Track is at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=onrfjydxjqiexgaa

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Sonntag, 12. Februar 2017
170212 Füssener Jöchl
A few hours skiing with Chris and Philipp in Tannheimertal.

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Sonntag, 29. Januar 2017
170129 Sunnalm
Seven of us took advantage of the perfect snow and weather to drive in to Tirol and do a ski tour.

The walk up the mountain was a nice exercise and the descent was a dream. Unfortunately the waiters were extremely incompetent and disorganised. But on average - a brilliant day.

sunnalm

6km round trip with 600 meters of climbing. Track is at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=xinijzkyemawfshh

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Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017
170117 Grauen Stein
I may have mentioned that we have a relay station on the Grauen Stein. It is solar powered but this year we added a backup generator that we can start from the office. It worked great when we didn't need it but now we needed it and it didn't work.



Yesterday Tom set out to reach the station but had to turn back half way. So today it was Simon and my turn. We were the first (and only) people on the mountain so we had to break trail all the way. It took us one and a half hours to cover one and a half kilometers.



At the station we scraped the ice off the solar panels, got the ice off the antennas and failed to repair the generator.

Then we skied back in to the valley for a beer.

Track at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=cerjpztjhxihgcjx

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Sonntag, 1. Januar 2017
170101 New Years Day
In the morning Moni and I walked up to the big seat in Mittelberg and ate a packed brunch that we had taken with us. The only snow to be seen was on Nesselwang ski slope. By midday the temperature was 10°C.



In the afternoon Caro, Stefano and I walked up to the Enzianstübe for a drink. The Kronenpiste was competely green. After the lift closed we walked down the man made snow covered main piste.

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Samstag, 10. Dezember 2016
161210 First Aid Course
It has been many years since my last first aid course so today I attended a one day course in Kempten to brush up on the basics.



"Breathing, bleeding, breaks and burns" still seems to sum up what to deal with in which order.

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Samstag, 3. Dezember 2016
161203 Spinning Marathon
Four hours of spinning in the fitness studio in Seeg. Great music with motivated trainers and a fun group of people.

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Samstag, 26. November 2016
161126 Edelsberg
Moni and I walked from Nesselwang up to the summit of the Edelsberg. We saw the sun once we were right at the top but had no view in any direction.



Track is at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=hundkklskxivzqnj

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