Finally winter seems to be over and it's time to take out camera and make some pictures. Out of many areas where you can see spring snowflakes, we've chosen area Čtvrtě near Mcely, village which is less famous, but still very nice.
It has become a tradition, that I'm going into Dolomites each October with friends using Pentax. This year the weather looked more like a winter than autumn, but still it was nice opportunity to take some mountain pictures.
We've started near Passo Rolle:
However our first night and morning was at Passo Valles:
Inevitably we had to visit some places where we've been in past as well, so we went again to Passo Falzarego:
Last morning was at Passo Gardena, though it should be last time we did this (we've said this last year as well):
Continuing in photo blog posts, here is our last vacation - in the beginning of September we've traveled around Slovenia, mostly for hiking, but we've enjoyed other things as well.
Our first short hike was around lake Bled, which is nice lake placed in between mountains:
Afternoon we had some time left, so we've walked around Peričnik waterfall, which was close to Mojstrana where we were accommodated (if you will be looking for accommodation there, check River Cottage):
Then it came time for some serious hiking and we went up to the mountains, in the end we did not make it to Triglav because of weather, but we've gone on Cmir:
After that we had to relax a bit and visited Ljubljana and ended up near Škocjan Caves which we've visited on next day:
After relaxing evening in Saksida winery, it was time to go back to mountains. We've started visiting Tolmin gorges, which is nice natural area worth short detour:
Last days we've spent near Bovec and hiked around a bit, one of the things we've enjoyed most is trip to Krnsko lake:
This was definitely not our last trip to Slovenia as there are still some places we want to visit :-).
After I was at DebConf 13, we took opportunity and made short trip through Switzerland.
Even the DebConf itself brought some nice opportunities to take pictures, especially in the morning:
Then there was a day trip to Creux du Van, which is a wonderful location:
After DebConf, we've traveled to visit our friend and made some trips. The one I really enjoyed was around Luzerne and to mount Pilatus:
An while being in north of Switzerland, we simply had to see Rheinfall:
On the program there was of course taking some pictures and drinking beer or wine :-).
You can find some small but nice waterfalls:
In villages, there live wild animals:
As the weather was not really nice, we had nice opportunity to shoot some pictures in fog:
And last but not least, we've spent almost whole day taking pictures in Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk:
The trip was really nice, though we could use better weather as most of the morning there were really no nice conditions for taking pictures.
The way up was through nice nature and we've met quite a lot of cows on the way:
They we've finally arrived to Creux du Van:
Of course we could not miss an opportunity to take a group photo:
After wandering around the rocks, we took a lunch and headed to Neuchâtel, where some music festival was going on:
The whole day was nicely finished on a boat with a dinner.
PS: More DebConf photos are available in my gallery.
Yesterday evening I've arrived at DebConf 13. I was quite tired after traveling so I just had few beers and went to bed.
The travel went quite well besides somebody else broke wine and my suitcase was all wet from it. Fortunately almost nothing got inside so I have some clean clothes for next week :-).
As I went to bed quite early, I woke up early as well so I went to short walk to see what is nearby:
Finally, I've found some time to go through last year photos and make a good selection for my photo gallery.
While doing that, I've also adjusted the structure a bit, while putting together things which I think deserve own gallery. The biggest change is that there is now separate gallery for Czech-Saxon Switzerland.