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Gonna try and start uploading some of the massive backlog of photos I have. Wish me luck!

I celebrated my birthday in 2019 by hiking the Walkers Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. This photo was taken about 3/4 of the way through the route which I completed over 11 days.

As the sun started to set I decided to setup camp here for the night. This location is just on the east side of the Meidpass just down the trail from the high alpine lake known as the Meidsee. Shown in the center of the photo across the valley is the Augstbordpass which was my objective for the next morning. The high peak to the left is the Schwarzhorn which is a doable scramble from the Augstbordpass if you have the time and energy. The lovely town of Gruben is just out of frame down in the valley below. Most trekkers will opt to head down into town and stay the night in Gruben. For me this night seemed like a wonderful opportunity to spend an evening up in the mountains.

A note about wild camping in Switzerland: It is a grey area in terms of legality. Lots of people do it and I've never heard of any problems. Make sure you drop your tent late, leave early and be courteous. Please leave no trace and camp on durable surfaces.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L @70mm
1/500sec @7.1, ISO 400

approximate location
46.22174, 7.67483

Tags:   Haute Route High Route Haute Route Walkers Haute Route alpine mountains snow glacier Switzerland Swiss backpacking trekking hiking camping meadow sunset alpenglow clouds fog Meidpass Meidsee Augstbordpass Schwarzhorn Gruben Steve kody Steve kody Canon 5D Canon 5D 5DmkIV Canon 5D Mark IV EF70-300 EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L September fall landscape

N 261 B 4.7K C 23 E Jul 29, 2020 F Jul 31, 2020
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A rarely seen back side of Alcatraz Island with San Francisco skyline and a brilliant sunrise as the backdrop.

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Today, December 23, 2019, the operation of coal power plant Hemweg-8 came to and end. Today the plant was shut down due to political environmental (CO2) decisions. For almost 25 years the chimney and its cloud were an indication of the direction of the wind for me as cyclist and many others. At this early night picture there was almost no wind, resulting in a cloud height of about 700 m. The chimney itself is 175 m high. The plant will be demolished next year. Amsterdam West, 2019.

Again, I would like to thank everyone for your support, views, faves and comments!

See the following links:

nos.nl/l/2315981

www.ad.nl/amsterdam/hemwegcentrale-blaast-laatste-rookplu...

www.trouw.nl/es-b0a59b23

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N 65 B 461 C 11 E Jul 28, 2020 F Jul 28, 2020
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Beautiful foggy morning in the Marina

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N 74 B 417 C 0 E Aug 2, 2020 F Aug 2, 2020
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Stuart is a city in and the seat of Martin County, Florida, United States. Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Stuart is the largest of four incorporated municipalities in Martin County. The estimated population is 16,237 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Stuart is the 126th largest city in Florida based on official 2019 estimates from the US Census Bureau. It is part of the Port St. Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Stuart is frequently cited as one of the best small towns to visit in the U.S., in large part because of its proximity to the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon.

In the 18th century, several Spanish galleons were shipwrecked in the Martin County area of Florida's Treasure Coast. The multiple wrecks were reportedly the result of a hurricane, and the ships were carrying unknown quantities of gold and silver. Some of this treasure has since been recovered, and its presence resulted in the region's name.

In 1832, pirate Pedro Gilbert, who often used a sandbar off the coast as a lure to unsuspecting prey, chased and caught the Mexican, a U.S. merchant ship. Although he attempted to burn the ship and kill the crew, they survived to report the incident, ultimately resulting in the capture and execution of Gilbert and his crew. The bar from which he lured his intended booty is named "Gilbert's Bar" on nautical charts.

The Old Martin County Courthouse, built in 1937, now the Courthouse Cultural Center

The Treasure Coast area that became Stuart was first settled by non-Native Americans in 1870. In 1875, a United States Lifesaving Station was established on Hutchinson Island, near Stuart. Today, the station is known as Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

From 1893–1895, the area was called Potsdam. This name was chosen by Otto Stypmann, a local landowner originally from Potsdam, Germany. Stypmann, with his brother Ernest, owned the land that would become downtown Stuart. Potsdam was renamed Stuart in 1895, after the establishment of the Florida East Coast Railway, in honor of Homer Hine Stuart Jr., another local landowner.

When Stuart was incorporated as a town in 1914, it was located in Palm Beach County. In 1925, Stuart was chartered as a city and named the county seat of the newly created Martin County.

The city of Stuart is known as the Sailfish Capital of the World, because of the many sailfish found in the ocean off Martin County.

From 1871 to 2005, 19 hurricanes passed through Stuart, including Isbell (1964), Frances (2004), Jeanne (2004), and Wilma (2005).

Credit for the data above is given to the following website:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart,_Florida

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