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Month: April 2020

Day 46 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Contemplating A Walk In The Rain

Day 46 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Contemplating A Walk In The Rain

It’s raining hard today and I’m still contemplating a walk in the rain. It should allow for some different photographs than usual. If I go to the motorway then I can photograph the vortices of wind behind trucks dragging up water from the road. If I go for my daily walk when it’s raining as hard as it is today I think It might make sense to wear shorts although I have no good option for my feet. My shoes…

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Day 45 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Need For Outdoor Exercise.

Day 45 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Need For Outdoor Exercise.

This aftrnoon reminded me of the need for outdoor exercise. I was feeling lazy and unmotivated to go outdoors. I thought that the rain would come back during my walk, as it did during my scooter ride, and as it did yesterday. I checked the weather app and I saw that we should have good weather until tomorrow so I took advantage to go for my walk. This time I was light. I went with my AirPods, my phone, and…

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Day 44 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Zwift session

Day 44 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Zwift session

Today the weather was rainy so I had a Zwift session. I decided to cycle the Yorkshire circuit. Cycling indoors is not as exciting as you don’t see as much. I listened to a hiking podcast but I didn’t pay much attention to the Zwift interface for at least the first fifteen minutes or so. For the first time in 44 days or more I started the car’s engine and went for a drive. I heard the engine making a…

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Day 43 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Caught Outdoors During a Thunderstorm

Day 43 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Caught Outdoors During a Thunderstorm

Today I was caught outdoors during a thunderstorm but rather than run to shelter or rush home I continued taking a timelapse video of some flowers. According to the apps we were meant to get some rain at 1800 so I expected it to be short lived. This didn’t stop my clothes or my bag from getting wet but I was wearing hiking trousers and I wasn’t worried about the shoes. I didn’t expect anything to be soaked through and…

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Day 42 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Few Minutes of Rain

Day 42 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Few Minutes of Rain

Today at around lunchtime we had a few minutes of rain for the first time in weeks but it didn’t last long. By the time I went out for my daily walk the ground was dry, as if it hadn’t rained at all. There was no mud to walk through so I came back as clean as when I left. The daily walk is a good part of my day because it forces me to have some AFK (Away from…

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Day 41 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Reverse Journey

Day 41 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Reverse Journey

Today I ran and then walked a reverse journey of what I did yesterday. I wanted to take a picture of the corkscrew tree. It would have required for me to wait for two slow walkers and their dog to pass and because they insisted on walking two abreast it made more sense to turn around and take an alternate route. Although my attitude may seem extreme there has been an increase in the number of cases. At least three…

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Day 40 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Local Adventures

Day 40 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Local Adventures

For this 40th blog post on the topic of self-isolation, I’d like to speak about local adventures. I feel the need to do this because I see people posting about their trips to someone two to three hours from live and work during a pandemic and I strongly believe that getting into a car to have an adventure far from home at this time is short-sighted and selfish. Between running, cycling and hiking I have got to know more and…

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Day 39 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Taking Portraits of Cows

Day 39 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Taking Portraits of Cows

I spent a few minutes taking portraits of cows during my afternoon walk today. Cows were standing by the barrier so it was easy to go up to each one and take their portraits. It’s not as if our vibrant social lives enable us to take portraits of people when we’re self-isolating. It’s day 39. Mobile First Website This morning for three hours or so I continued working on making webpages mobile first and resubmitted them for indexing by Google….

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Day 38 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Contact Sports

Day 38 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Contact Sports

By May we may be able to go back to doing sports in groups as long as they are not “contact sports” in Switzerland. For me this means hiking, running cycling and other related sports. For me climbing is a contact sport because we touch the same hand holds as everyone else climbing the routes, we use the same ropes and we share quickdraws and belay devices. This being said I also have no desire to do sports like climbing…

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Day 37 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Future, Or Uncertainty

Day 37 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Future, Or Uncertainty

I question whether we’re living in the future, or uncertainty during this pandemic. One friend on Facebook wrote that Coronavirus is making us live in the future because of a number of reasons, as listed in the embedded post below. If I am being myself then I would say that we’re living in the past. We’re living in an age before cars where our village or neighborhoud has become our world. For the first month my home village and the…

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