Month: July 2017

  • 11 years of WordPress Blogging

    11 years of WordPress Blogging

    As serendipity would have it I have been a wordpress blogger for at least 11 years. As I was looking through notifications on worpdress.com I came across the notification below yesterday. As I searched for ideas for blog posts for today I came across an e-mail. On this day, eleven years ago I set up […]

  • A dry Paléo

    A dry Paléo

    A Dry Paléo after the rain A dry Paléo is as normal as a wet one. On Friday and Saturday if you went to Paléo you would hear the sploutch sploutch of shoes walking through mud. Along with the sploutch sploutch you would also hear the noise of people slipping and catching themselves. Surprisingly people […]

  • Manu Chao At Paléo

    Manu Chao At Paléo

    The Manu Chao Concert Manu Chao was on the Grande Scène at Paléo last night. His concert lasted for an energetic two hours. He kept saying”Vous êtes Fou, Paléo”. He gave a lot of energy and so did the audience. For two hours he jumped around, for two hours the audience jumped around too. The […]

  • The Right side of the transmission chain – acquisition

    The Right side of the transmission chain – acquisition

    The right side of the Transmission Chain is at the event itself.  Transmission chain is a term used to describe the route that a signal takes from an event venue to the device on which you are watching an event. As a camera operator the right side of the transmission chain for me is at […]

  • Day 2 – Villars-sur-Ollon to Le Sepey

    Day 2 – Villars-sur-Ollon to Le Sepey

    Hiking from Villars-sur-Ollon to Le Sepey On the second day we hiked up from Villars Sur Ollon to Le Chamossaire. The trail is easy to follow. When you exit the town it takes you through some woods before emerging on to a prairie. From this prairie you have a nice view of the landscape. From […]

  • Day 1: Hiking from Gryon to Villars Sur Ollon.

    Day 1: Hiking from Gryon to Villars Sur Ollon.

    First evening This weekend I went on a two day hike. It was a combination of a Summit Foundation themed hike and a Wehike event. The hike was over two days and two nights. We arrived on Gryon on Friday night and stayed at the Chalet Martin. This is a nice relaxed backpacker hostel with […]

  • Improved Belaying – perfecting our technique

    Improved Belaying – perfecting our technique

    Belaying is a core climbing skill. With good belaying a climber can climb as fast as he is comfortable to climb, as if without a rope and yet have his fall cushioned at be safe at all times. The belayer needs to be active. He needs to observe and be attentive. I first learned to […]