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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


Midnattsolgaloppen 2017, orienteering in Tromsø

for the second time after rienteering at midnight ...">2013, I started at the Midnattsolgaloppen (MG), a four days orienteering competition in the far north of Norway. MG is held every two years always around Midsummer night when the sun never sets for a few weeks. In 2017 MG celebrated the 50th anniversary. This time BUL Tromsø has organized the MG around the city of Tromsø.
Because the competitions begin often in the late evening time remains during the day to travel around or to visit one of the museums at Tromsø. The photos from my trip can be seen again on Flickr. They are split into two albums.

SOLA Duo, driving the broom wagon

yet again I supported the ASVZ team for the SOLA Duo 2017. Silvia and me were driving the broom wagon. The SOLA duo, a finisher event, which takes place only every two years is organized by the ASVZ. In a team of two, competitors run or ride from St.Gallen to Zürich. It starts at midnight and the fastest teams arrive early in the morning in the ASVZ facility at the Zoo in Zürich. The event has lost nothing of its unique ambience for me. Many participants see that as well; they describe their impressions and evaluate it on the online platform as unique or mystical (check it yourself). Madlaina Walther has taken the photos from the event (password is: Sola_Duo_2017).
Photo by Madlaina Walther

Zeppelinflug, 16.05.2017

Flying on an airship was a long-held wish of me. Last Tuesday this wish comes true. I was traveling by airship vom Friedrichshafen over the lake of Konstanz to the isle of Mainau an along the lakeside back to the Zeppelin Hangar.
With the best possible weather this has been an unforgettable trip. As usual my photos are located on a Flickr album. I even did a few short video clips. They may be viewed on my Vimeo collection.
When traveling by airship I remember Airship Venture a company founded by Brian Hall in San Francisco. He offered a similar service from 2008 until 2012 with the same type of airships.

Stöff Memorial OL, Wildberg

The Swiss orienteering event calendar looks rather unusual this year. No national events until mid of June, mhh. Therefore it was easy one for Nadine to convince me of a start at this regional competition in Jonschwil. It was a pleasant surprise to be back on this map again.