New visitors

My parents and Andrea have left, we had one day alone and now friends of ours from Vancouver joined us. The weather is mixed, but we enjoyed a nice day in Palma today, including a long lunch.


Another nice day

It is mostly sunny and warm, very enjoyable. Yesterday we went on a 7.5km hike around Lluc, today we used the paddle boards. Andrea got so hot that she went for a swim, and Sheila joined her. A bit too cold for me at a water temperature of 19 degrees, but fun to watch.

Hike around the Soller Valley

We went for a hike around the Soller Valley today, starting in Port de Soller and going up the mountains to the north of it through beautiful terrassed olive and orange groves. The reward was a nice lunch in town. The weather was warm and sunny today, good enough to take the paddle boards out in the afternoon.

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Hiking in the valley

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Hobie board kayak

Besuch in Mallorca

Nach viel Regen in Mallorca im Oktober ist das Wetter seid unserer Ankunft durchweg freundlich. Gestern sind Mutti und Papa uns besuchen gekommen und heute haben wir einen Ausflug nach Port d’Alcudia gemacht, inklusive einem wunderschönen Fischessen. Morgen kommt Andrea noch dazu, mal sehen wie das mit dem Bergwandern gehen wird.

Back in Mallorca

We flew to Mallorca today and moved back into our usual winter quarters. The island is still very busy and the weather today was very windy with rain showers, about 17 degrees. Good enough to go for a walk on the beach and the forecast for next week is sunshine. We look forward to that!


Von London sind wir für ein paar Tage nach Siegelbach gekommen. Das Wetter war erst sehr kalt und naß, aber gestern war es trocken und wir haben die Gelegenheit für einen Waldspaziergang genutzt. Die Blätterfärbung ist sehr schön und wir genießen den Spätherbst.

London on a sunny day

After a lively few days in Manchester, we took the train to London today and are visiting Andrea for the weekend. She was still at work this afternoon and I took the opportunity in sunny weather to walk around Tooting Common. A nice pub close by, The Bedford, was unfortunately closed for renovations, but we are going out for dinner tonight.

Simon Fraser University

I took a trip up Burnaby Mountain today and visited my old university, Simon Fraser, on top of the hill. The weather is great and it was nice to spend some time there. I taught a guest seminar for graduate students in the Faculty of Science and interacting with young, smart people is always fun.