Winter in austria

Winter holidays it was again… 18+ people and I was skeptical that it would be more stress than fun… Boy was I relieved it was quite the opposite. Our cabin had a Sauna and after the first night it was clear we didn’t need to bother thinking about bath time schedules because of the showers…

Riding the Waves

I’m just back from a trip which fulfilled one of my childhood dreams… To go sailing! Since my last class trip where we made a tour through the IJsselmeer and some contact with a three-master in Bergen I wanted to set sail myself… 😀 So as a somewhat birthday present I went on a sailing…

Took some time of last public holiday…

Finally I feel like settling in again. I found a fabulous flat which I decided for without thinking too long about not having seen other alternatives. And I feel great about it. It has all the important things. A great flatmate to do funny things with and hang around, its in a creative, alternative part…

Saying Goodbye to Canada

Nostalgia and melancholia set in. I just arrived from the airport and I’m thinking back of all the great experiences of the last days and months… The last days definitely had some highlights: Meeting with Elyn and Mike in Pub Italia… Going out in the field to set up the small Eddy Station with Elyn……

Setup of an Eddy Station

The last week was busy since we were to set up a Eddy station. Although the station was supposed to be without an Gas-analyzer there was still enough to be done and prepared before heading out in the field. For two days I was building thermocouple temperature sensors which were to be inserted in the…

Head in the skies

I did a small two day hike north of Vancouver at the end of my time here. From Horseshoe Bay to Lions Bay over the mountains and ridges of the area. It started with some bushwhacking much like most of the time in the Yukon. Just before I wanted to give up I found a…

Festival period is over now travels ahead!

The Blues Festival started with ‘Jimmy eat World’, ‘Cat Empire’ and ‘The Black Keys’ at the first days. It was good, but I was a little bit disappointed (since expectations were so high). But the debt falls mostly to the technicians since the beginning of all concerts had huge problems with the microphones having partly…

Canada Day

On the 1st of July there was public holiday. The city was crowded like hell and I went with Amelie to see some of the many attractions, concerts, shows and free museums. Some impressions:

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…

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 López 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…