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Comet NEOWISE and Zoo Zurich

This weekend I was up at night to capture Comet NEOWISE. It’s even visible from the eye!
Sunday we spent at the zoo and we’ve seen so many beautiful and interesting animals. There were also some, that we didn’t see, but that’s alright. Most of the animals have a lot of space, so they aren’t always visible all the time, but they look well, that’s definitely worth it.
Highlights for me were hearing the kookaburras laugh, feeding some rainbow lorikeet and watching the small spectacled bear climbing a tree. Zoo Zurich is definitely worth a visit!

Langenberg Wildlife Park

The Wildnispark Zurich keeps its wild animals in near-natural enclosures and aims to ensure that the animals are able to live out their repertoire of natural behaviours to the fullest possible extent. In particular, this includes finding mates, rearing their young and, in the case of social species, living together in groups.

Here are some impressions of yesterdays visit:

Val Poschiavo

Today was a wonderful day starting with a nice drive across Flüela Pass and Bernina Pass. We then hiked to Lago di Saoseo and Lago di Viola, which lead trough snow, streams, rocks and forest paths. In the afternoon we had a delicious cake in Miralago and finished the day with a drive across Albula Pass. As always I took some pictures for you:

Lake Cauma and Rhine Gorge

Known as “Lag la Cauma” in the Romansh language, meaning ‘lake siesta’, Lake Cauma is a beautiful lake in Flims. One can take a lovely walk around and I can recommend restaurant Conn, which serves delicious pear-ravioli.

Rhine gorge between Reichenau and Ilanz is a spectacular landscape in Graubuenden and is unique in the Alpine region. We visited different lookouts: Il Spir, Versam Station, Islabord, Spitg and Zault. All of them offered an amazing view.

Here are some pictures of today:

lake Partnun

Today we went to lake Partnun. It lays in an idyllic setting between the limestone rock walls of the Sulzfluh and the Schijenflue in Praettigau. The weather was cloudy but mostly without rain and even though there still was snow, it wasn’t freezing.
It was a nice drive there and we had plenty to see on our walk. Here are some impressions for you:

Biketour

Yesterday was my first long tour with an e-bike and there was plenty to see!
I didn’t take my cam with me, so here are just few pictures: The bear that protects a great restaurant on Gottschalkenberg, view on Lake Zürich, View on the restaurant and view on Lake Aegeri.
Then there are some pictures from the last weekend.

Have a good new week everyone.

 

Sunrise at Üetliberg

Early this morning we went to Üetliberg to watch the sunrise.
In the late night-sky we also saw Mars Saturn and Jupiter aligned in direction southeast.
It was great to see a full sunrise with a nice breakfast afterwards. That’s something I’d love to do more often. The walk back was lovely as well, springtime is here and the peaceful forest is soothing.

I wish you all good health, a sunny Sunday and nice Easter.

Rigi

Rigi is still one of my favourite mountains and it’s been a wonderful day!
It’s quite warm for this time of year, so there isn’t as much snow as one would expect. The landscape is spotted green and white and the view is incredible as always.
In one picture you can see the giant antenna from the top of the mountain looking as if it would stand next to a slope post in a green field.
Have a great next week everyone and keep looking around for the beauty of the nature.
In Zurich (and pretty sure in other places as well) you can see crocuses and snowdrops sprouting.