Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Belchen – II

When we arrived at the top of the Belchen, the highest peak in the area, I realized that I had probably seen it before, albeit from a distance. I’m sure I can see it from the outskirts of Sulzburg, I just hadn’t known what it was.  My wife had visited this mountain with friends a […]

The Belchen – I

Going to do things a little differently today. Normally when I visit a major tourist attraction and take lots of pictures I tell you all about it and then follow up with a photo post. I’ve decided instead today to give you a sampling of pictures first, and talk about this mountain on my next […]

Just A Reminder

I came across this sign at Vimy Ridge in France. It is a beautiful place to visit, but not without its perils. You can walk into the craters if you wish; other than the sign there is really nothing to stop you, except a strand of rope. But you do so at your own peril. […]

Sunday Stretch

Just a little something to exercise your brain this morning. I’m a written word guy – I love to read. This seems simple, until you try it. I couldn’t do it on the first try, but found if I take it slowly and concentrate, I can get all the way through this correctly. How about […]

What Is This?

We were out for a walk in the nearby vineyards and came across this fallen tree – with a large carving as part of it. It appeared to have been brought there and was beside a pile of what looked like firewood. I’m sure there’s a story there, but there was no-one around to ask.

Truth In Advertising

There are times when you wonder about the veracity of various claims made about products or the prices they sell for. Wal Mart used to claim they never had sales. Strange though that the weekly “price rollbacks” weren’t permanent. I remember buying a “limited edition” record album back in the 1980s, a picture disc as […]

Remembering Billy Graham

One of the most influential people of the 20th century, a man whose impact will continue to be felt for decades, died Wednesday. Billy Graham was 99. He was the best-known Christian evangelist of his time, a man who spoke before millions of people during his career and was an advisor to presidents and kings. […]

Public Washrooms

I don’t normally indulge in bathroom humour, but a couple of recent visits to public facilities left me with questions. Specifically about urinals, so if you would rather not read about such things, now is the time to stop. In North America I am used to plain white urinals. Nothing fancy. They used to always […]

Olympic Dreams

We’ve passed the half-way mark (I think) in the 2018 Olympic Games. It all seems a little unreal to me. As a usually proud Canadian I want our athletes to do well. However, it has been difficult for me to cheer for them in real time. The CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, has the Olympic broadcast […]

Ugly or Evil?

Sulzburg celebrated Fastnacht yesterday. Once I’ve had some time to process it mentally I will give some thoughts, hopefully reasoned ones. Today it will just be a few pictures from the parade. They were expecting on excess of 5,000 people to line the main street to watch. Not bad for a town of 2,000. Admission […]