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BMT, 30. September

over the weekend of 30.09. and 01.10, the modelling fellows of Basel have invited modellers to their exhibition; the Basel modelling days (BMT). Some members of the MC Wyland have their models on display there. I've used the opportunity to meet up with a former Swisscom colleague and later visited the show to take a few photos.

SOM 2017, San Gottardo

orienteering on the Gotthard pass; the relay Swiss championships (SOM) 2017 has been held in the alpine terrain of the Gotthard.
I've been "kindly invited" to run in a thurgorienta team this year. Together with Peter Schoch and Heiri Greminger, we formed a team in the men's 180 class. Here on the Gotthard pass we found an impressive scenery and best possible weather to do orienteering. Anyway, my knees have not properly recovered in the following week; therefore I stopped my orienteering season this year after this event.

thunderstorm over Rossbuck

during the night of 2nd August, a massive thunderstorm hit the Weinland from Andelfingen towards the lake of Constance (lower lake). Within ten minutes, a so-called super cell has wreaked havoc. The Rossbuck has been affected too.
The roof of the barn has particularly suffered. Several trees around the house are uprooted and overturned (machine shed, garage, garage). The walnut tree in the garden and the one in front of the house half tipped over. The forest in north and east of the house suffered badly. I will document the damage and the following cleanup on a flickr album, a few short videos shot with my multicopter are uploaded to a set on Vimeo.

Fokker E.V/D.VIII model kit

for one year now, I am in a model building club and it is common that we each take our models to the monthly club meetings. By chance, I took one of my old models the Fokker D.VIII in 1:48 scale with me last month. That model comes from DML Dragon, I built it about 20 years ago.
In scale 1:72, I have another model of that type from Eduard. The enthusiasm for this aircraft is back again and now I have finished one model of a Roden kit in 1:72 too. There are more photos of all models on my flickr album.

cycling around the Lake Constance (lower lake)

Nadine really would like to come with me to the MG2017, that was unfortunately not possible for business reasons. After all, she could take a few days off. Together, we went on a bike tour around the lower lake of Lake Constance. On the first day we were biking from Winterthur through the Thurgau to the Reichenau. Sadly we have missed the ferry from Mannenbach to Reichenau and therefore we had to make an additional loop of 18 km to Konstanz. Logically, this makes us even more hungry and thirsty.
The next morning we were travelling to Radolfzell, Moss, Wangen to Stein am Rhein. From there, the way back to Winterthur was well known to us. For me, two intense and nice weeks have come to an end.reichenau-inselgl-blog