Engineering series 1: Radar stations on the Wasserkuppe

Wasserkuppe, January 2019

Introduction

On the second day of the new year, I made a short hiking tour to the highest mountain in Hesse (Hessen), the Wasserkuppe.

As an amateur radio operator, this place with its small airfield, eye-catching antennae, and disused radar-facilities on the peak aroused my interest to learn more about its history.

Just a few kilometers away runs the border to Thuringia (Thüringen), which had been in the cold war era the frontier to the German Democratic Republic (DDR) …

The Slight Edge and the Comfort zone

Essay

A couple of months ago I bumped coincidentally into a remote family member at a railway station during a MTB-tour.

I hadn’t seen this person for several years, so I didn’t recognize him at once as I turned round, he gazed at me shortly (somehow surprised), apologized, and hurried to his train without any further words exchanged.

Indeed, I had no actual interest to talk to this person, and it didn’t make a difference at all if he recognizes me or not. The reason was: I ghosted this family …

The GR20 on Corsica: Hiking the southern part

Corsica, August 2018

Introduction

Socializing during a hiking trip is great, especially when you hike on an exceptional and challenging trail like the GR20 (Grande Randonée 20) on Corsica/France.

And where else do you have the opportunity to take photos with high altitude mountains and the Mediterranean sea on it?

The GR20 is still not the most popular destination for the average adventure-seeking tourist, which is indeed remarkable since we’re living in an era where almost every location with a name is besieged by scores of tourists …

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