The Real Map of Ireland depicts Ireland’s marine territory of some 900,000 km2. Ten times the size of the island of Ireland, it’s barely known yet already overfished. The largest industrial scale Kelp Extraction Licence ever issued in Irish or British waters may soon yield animal-care products and nutraceuticals. Is Kelp deforestation of Bantry Bay akin to rainforest destruction elsewhere?[Read more…] about Underwater
Another day when it didn’t rain. Some 26ºC in the shade where you could find it. The forecast wind was 2 kt NW – the standards must be inverted for the plains around the Sesia, Ticino and Po rivers because it was stronger and coming upriver, up valley into our faces.[Read more…] about Night 17
GStB refers the Great St Bernard Pass (in English).
Warning: TMI means too much information and there’s lots coming.
Napoleon’s ambitions pushed 47,292 troops across the Alps. Hannibal had once done something similar with elephants and slaves and stayed in Italy for 15 years. I guess horses and mules were the technology of Napoleon’s day.[Read more…] about 15: Up to the Col
A cycle tour through the vineyards of Lavaux is a must (sic). What a special day we had among Swiss Premier Cru vines being harvested in Portuguese. The weather was simply beautiful.[Read more…] about Day 14: Perfect Cycle
Mortifications are suspended for today. Even Bishop Sigeric the Serious must have taken a few days off his ass. We’ll pay for this unseemly immoderation later in the week, no doubt.[Read more…] about The 13th and the rest