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 😀 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 😀 Hope now weather gets better though…

Beavers!!

Yesterday we’ve been at Mer Bleue, the bog near Ottawa where the research is happening. All kinds of sensors are installed to measure up-going air and composition; also one Eddy Tower. The distinctive feature of a bog is, that nutrients and water are only coming with precipitation so its more or less cut off from…

Arrival

So I finally arrived in Ottawa, Elyn picked me up and gave me a cruise through the city. Later I had time to move in my flat and visit the city centre; some impressions follow. The best thing was the next day when we were siting at the river for lunch and comments about my…

Perfect start …

Great. I love America! I was supposed to transit in Philadelphia to another flight to Ottawa. However a lot of security checks had to be done and luggage checked in for a second time… I don’t understand how they manage this all the time since several hundred passengers didn’t got their connection flight… Me too……