Gatineau Bicycletrip

Now that I’m equipped with a bicycle I decided to get back into Gatineau Park and made a larger trip. Amazing that the Highways here are closed for cars on Sundays. Even better for bicyclists. It felt like within the field of a race, with me and the mountainbike being the misfits in between all…

Barbecue

Yesterday we were at Mikes place having a barbecue. He prepared corn and we had some hoppy bier, chicken and potatoes. It was a great evening and atmosphere enriched by the cocktails Mike did with craftsmanship. Gin’n’Tonic and Martini’s were going down one after another. It’s surprising how often the topics come back to Germany…

Old Geezers just rock!

You can’t call it actually rocking, like in the title of the post, but the people from the Spanish Harlem Orchestra really knew how to move the audience. It was so refreshing to hear such energetic Latin… All my limbs shouted Dance! Dance!ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

A short Introduction to Geophysics

As mentioned before I want to give once in a while some introduction to some fields of research/science that I’m involved in; so I start with a first Geophysics Post some short Introduction what its all about… In general you will find several definitions what Geophysics comprises, mainly due to the fact that as a…

More Awesomeness

Pretty Amazing: ‘David Byrne & St. Vincent’. Although I didn’t know either of them they made awesome music and Performance. For each song the whole Band was moving around the stage and it felt more like being in a musical. The eclectic Lightshow provided a nice finish. (There was even a baritone sax and a…

BigBand Night

Ottawa Jazz Festival… Yesterday two awesome Big Bands, the Roberto Lรณpez AfroColombian Jazz Orchestra and the David Murray Big Band together with Macy Gray. I realized that i really missed this kind of music and also dancing along. Back in Germany I will dig out my sax again…

When your mind’s made up!

First day at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Three Bands: The ‘Hutchinson Andrew Trio’ a good Jazz Band; ‘The Heavy’, good but not as good as they are celebrating their selves (Although they had a cracking brilliant barisax); ‘Dr. John and the Nite trippers’, for the title headliner and a cool cat from new Orleans all…

WOOHOOOoooo…

Do you know this movie image when your trusted companion, your dog, is putting his head out of the window of a driving car, his tongue letting loose in the air? That’s how I felt yesterday night. I was going by bicycle along the river back home and it was AMAAAZING. Wooosh… Some hours earlier…

Golf and real Canadians

Here it is, our mighty golf team. Well two of them, because we made a men and a girls team. While the girls were all over the course, we took our time slowly from on hole to the other. Unfortunately not everybody liked that. There was a group who seemed to be slowed down by…

Gatineau Park

Long time no see! I was kind of busy the past week. Lots of work, a tour through downtown and I also signed up for Carleton athletics to go swimming once in a while. But Yesterday I went to visit Gatineau park (Its a large area west of Ottawa and thought of as a conservation…

WestFest in Ottawa

On Friday evening I had a couple of beers with some colleagues from the geography department. It was great and it turned out that two of them were the head of the institute, who has his own band ๐Ÿ˜€ and the hydrology Prof. I would suggest we should drink beer more often in Germany. Talking…

Longboard

Wohoo! I got a new board its stiff as a plank and still needs to be tamed. I also got my first bruises right after I went into the park ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope now weather gets better though…