Sunday, 27th of July 2008 at 03:31:20 PM

Comic recommendation: Life Sucks

Just finished to read Life sucks from Jessica Abel + Gabe Sorria. I loved this one cause its funny, little bit crazy, great artwork and profound.

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Sunday, 27th of July 2008 at 10:50:44 AM

Herzogstand-Heimgarten 2008

In 2007 as a preparation for my 220 km hike on the Camino de Santiago I had done the Hike to the Herzogstand (1730m). I was  in good shape then and it had took me 6 hours of quick hiking for the whole roundtrip. This year I am little bit fatty and not in good shape but I wanted to recheck if I can still do that hike in 6 hours. The hike starts in Urfeld upper forest parking lot at around 850m and in 1 h 30 min of steep nonstop climbing along a forest road I reached (totally wet from sweating) the Herzogstandhaus (1575 m). Another half hour later I reached the peak of the Herzogstand (1730 m) were I had a 10 min break with a Brezel and lot of water. I already knew that I am slower this time then the year before.

View from Herzogstand Peak (1730m) along the ridge to the Heimgarten Peak (1790m)  in the background.

The most beautiful part of the Hike is the ridge between the Peaks of the Herzogstand to the 60m higher elevated Heimgarten (1790 m). You have nice views to the Kochel Lake and the Lake Walchensee. Its always adventurous to do a ridge hike and here you have always these nice views down to the Kochel- and Walchen- Lakes, and to the Alps and you can see also very good to Lake Starnberg in the distance. Another Break at the Heimgarten where I stayed a little bit longer to enjoy the views and to relax, cause meantime I was really tired.

View back from Heimgarten to the Herzogstand peak with Lake Walchensee on the right.

Finally the easy part, another 2 hours walk down the Heimgarten from 1790m down to 850m at the small village of Walchensee directly at the same named Lake. The last part then the 4 km back to the car parking in urfeld  along the Lake  took me another 45 minutes. This year the whole trip took me 6h 30.

Down at the Walchensee Lake, view to the Jochberg (1570m).

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Monday, 21st of July 2008 at 08:44:25 PM

Hope to see you soon again …

Hi Tina and Sonja. Unfortunately we didn’t see each other to much on your last visit in Munich. I was really looking forward to meet you, and I was happy that you visited us in Munich. I had planned to invite you for my favourite Sushi Buffet, until I understood that this hadn’t worked for Sonja anyway due to her condition. But then we had little chance to really see each other and do something together. I hope next time this will work better. Nevertheless I wish you the best. My Invitation is on hold for next time. Take care both of you! Especially Sonja; Good Luck for your new life.

Picking up Tina at the MUC airport. Don’t tell me the photo is fuzzy: I told you not to move ;-).

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Sunday, 20th of July 2008 at 09:22:11 PM

Photos from our Biarritz 2008 vacation now online

As usual you can find them on my homepage under the following link: Biarritz vacation 2008

On our flight home from Bilbao I made this nice photo showing our major vacation places. We were located in a beach village in Ondres.

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Sunday, 20th of July 2008 at 11:48:30 AM

Ed Brubaker one of my favourite Comic Writer and “Criminal”

I am following Brubaker since I read “Scene of the Crime: A Little Piece of Goodnight” and then Sleeper and Gotham Central.  I have started collecting “Criminal” from its beginning more than 1 year ago. This series now gets more and more attention and is even translated into German.


Brubakers “Sleeper” series

Brubakers “Scene of the crime”

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