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Tour of Italy ~ Resumed: Through Switzerland First

Posted by Lorac Saturday, 18 October 2014 10 comments

After our train ride through the mountains there were still many tunnels to go through to get to the other side of Switzerland.

 This one was not too long but some of them were several minutes traveling under the mountain.

When we got off the train there was this really coll old bridge we had just gone over and a very pretty little stream running down the mountain.

 Heading down the mountain. Village below. There were hair pin curves all the way down and you needed to pretty much ride the brakes as the road was so steep.

 A gorgeous valley at the bottom of the road in between the mountains.

 One of those turns I was mentioning!

We stopped for coffee in the village. It was quaint and beautiful and had a river running right through it. Probably the tributary started up were we were. Look at the colour. It was full of sediment picked up from it's trip down the mountain. It was flowing fast and looked cold!

You can see the rapids right ion town There were really nice walkway bridges every 50 ft or so in the town.

 Leaving the town and driving through the mountains and valley to get to......

 Yes! Another train through the mountains. This was so worth it. Cut off many miles of travel and
was really fun!

 So many orchards are starting to sprout up and beautiful farms in the valleys.

This is the front window view of the first place we stayed in Switzerland close to the border.A little apartment my friend had found to rent for the night.

This is the view on the other side.The Swiss Mountains were mind blowing. I could sit and stare at them for hours!

Look closely. I was surprised to see the cows are walking over the bridge to get to the other side of the farm. Almost missed the pick as I was watching.

Some cranes seem to be enjoying the view of the fantastic mountains with me.

Look at that waterfalls! Can you imagine the sound?

I love this picture. It looks really Swiss to me, Majestic mountains and Swiss Chalets.

Next post we get to Italy. Venice to be precise! Stay tuned for more!

Weekend Reflections

Posted by Lorac Friday, 17 October 2014 18 comments


There is nothing I like better than the Autumn reflections when the leaves are in colour! Hiking is a favorite past time in October.

Although, green reflections are nice too!

Linking to Weekend Reflections. Go see what others came up with!

I have been sad as I missed getting up to the cottage for all the gorgeous fall colours but there is some beautiful colour happening all around my town as well. I stopped in  at a local very old small cemetery that has a fantastic view of a valley and the Town of Glen Williams.
 This cross was at the very edge of the property where the fence had been broken down for many years and a well worn path led up to it.

The Credit River winds through this town making it even more beautiful.

Intense colour and a beautifully quiet view point.

In the cemetery I found an old but bountiful cross and grave marker.

This beautiful Angel was watching over the yard. She look so pensive!

Happy Autumn to all who are out there~!
Linking to Skywatch Friday.

Part one. Tour of Italy

Posted by Lorac Tuesday, 14 October 2014 3 comments

Went on a tour of Italy this summer by car from the Netherlands. My good friend did all the driving this time. A little touchy for me to drive in Italy but we paced ourselves so it was a lot of resting and site seeing in between drives.
First through the mountains in Switzerland...

For part of the journey we took the car on the train right through the mountain.You drive on, stay in the vehicle and it takes you through. Cuts off about 2 hours driving and tons of gas.

 So dark inside. no lights unless you are at the front of the train. I took a photo with my flash and this is what it looks like in the mountain.There is a track on the other side and yes we were passed by a train going the other way. The ride is about 35 minutes.

Happy Thanksgiving in Canada!

Posted by Lorac Monday, 13 October 2014 3 comments

Busy day today. Family coming to Turkey dinner! Yes it is Thanksgiving in Canada. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.
And anyone else who want to celebrate!

An Autumn Walk in Rattlesnake Point

Posted by Lorac Sunday, 12 October 2014 4 comments

It was a wonderful fall day and I went for a hike with my Granddaughters and my Son in the afternoon. We went up to  Rattlesnake Point and although it was very busy with other walkers I still enjoyed the time with them.

It was about 13C just perfect for walking and as you see sunshine abounded!  Lots of predator birds in the area. There was a whole family of Turkey Buzzards flying around.

We walked about 4 klm today but not in a hurry. A nice slow take your time and some pictures kind of hike.

  Love an Autumn blue sky!

SkyWatch Friday -The Bruce Trail

Posted by Lorac Friday, 10 October 2014 7 comments

A walk on The Bruce Trail a couple of weeks back, just in behind the Scotsdale farm. There is a great 5klm walk I do there. Peaceful and always beautiful! The trails run for 800 kilometers of main trails and an additional 200km of side trails along the Niagara Escarpment between Niagara Falls and Tobermory.

Same day, about two hours later! Storms brewing. The Chipmunk is keeping an eye on it.  It started to pour not long after this.

I went to see the David Suzuki's  Blue Dot Tour in Kitchener Ontario a couple of nights ago.The Blue Dot Tour is a movement to recognize every Canadian's right to live in a healthy environment. The right to clean water, fresh air, healthy food and a say in decisions that affect us. As spoken by David Suzuki him self:
"What's more important than the right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat healthy food?"

 The Blue Dot Tour, a cross country celebration featuring David Suzuki and a star-studded line up of Canadian performers, artists and leaders. The guests this night were:
Special guests:
  • Danny Michel
  • Jeremy Fisher
  • Edward Burtynsky
  • Joe MacInnis
  • Shane Koyczan
  • Whitehorse
When seven out of 10 provinces representing more than 50 per cent of the Canadian population have recognized our right to a healthy environment we turn toward the ultimate goal: amending the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

If you haven't already, go to the Blue Dot Tour site. Read a bout the plan and sign up to support the action!!

Danny Michel is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Kitchener–Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

 Shane Koyczan is a Spoken Word Poet, Writer and Performer. He performed a poem written just for the Blue Dot Tour,a powerful poem called "Shoulders". See here:

A great Canadian duo White Horse played a couple of songs as well. Wonderful on the guitar and voices were amazing.
Time to take a stand Canada! Time to ensure we have a say in our land and the decisions being made for it. Time to make our politicians listen and time to demand our right to a healthy environment!

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