Category: environmental

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. […]

  • Day 34 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Daily Bike Ride

    Day 34 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Daily Bike Ride

    When the Pandemic was just starting I thought that this would be perfect for a daily bike ride and I was tempted to go to the mountains and to do other things. I didn’t though, because emergency services said “Don’t monopolise our resources getting injured because we may be required to help with the COVID-19 […]

  • Day 33 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A video walk

    Day 33 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A video walk

    Today I went on a video walk with the DJI OSMO pocket three or whichever number it has and I took a series of frames. Before going for my daily walk I searched through the Vision Du Réel virtual Film Festival list of films and I found “The Bridge“. It’s available for all to watch […]

  • Day 32 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Single Tab Open

    Day 32 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Single Tab Open

    I have a single tab open in Chrome at the moment, my main browser. This window, to write this blog post. We are now in Day 32 of self-isolation and I’m keeping myself distracted through blogging, making webpages mobile friendly and more. I’m also limiting the time I spend on news websites, social media and […]

  • Day Thirty-One of ORCA in Switzerland — Plenty of Dust

    Day Thirty-One of ORCA in Switzerland — Plenty of Dust

    You build up plenty of dust as you plow the fields at the moment. The drought continues, as does the desire for this pandemic to be over. For now, the downward trend continues so we could feel optimistic. I’m still optimistic than in two or three weeks recycling centres will go back to normal. At […]

  • Day Thirty of ORCA in Switzerland — A Strong Desire to Go Hiking.

    Day Thirty of ORCA in Switzerland — A Strong Desire to Go Hiking.

    I have a strong desire to go hiking. I would like to go on a hiking excursion that lasts for a few days. In theory I could do the Via Alpina route one starting in Nyon and ending in Lichtenstein. It’s a 21 step hike going north. I had lunch watching one and a half […]

  • Day Twenty-Nine of ORCA in Switzerland – A Desire To Go On A Hike

    Day Twenty-Nine of ORCA in Switzerland – A Desire To Go On A Hike

    We’re in day 29 of ORCA in Switzerland and I have an ever increasing desire to go for a hike. During today’s walk I listened to two podcasts about hiking and I walked yet another variant of my usual walk. Apple tree blooms are increasing in number and the Colza looks almost ready to harvest. […]

  • Day Twenty-eight of ORCA in Switzerland – A Photo Walk

    Day Twenty-eight of ORCA in Switzerland – A Photo Walk

    Today I went on a photo walk. Since walking far is now out of the question if you want to be consistently socially distanced it makes sense to go out with a different purpose. When the purpose of the walk is to take photos you can afford to walk up a hill, or between two […]