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The Arches

The Arches

If you are looking for a sport easy walk with a little scrambling, walk to the rock arches. Two holes have been eroded into the rock providing two natural arches. You can walk up to both arches but it’s better to go on a quiet day. This place is not a good place for big groups. Children could enjoy the opportunity to see geography in action. Children should be supervised on this walk, especially along two sections of the path,…

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People Walking Along The Sea

People Walking Along The Sea

I can’t focus when I am not in my usual writing spot, so I am not bothering. I finally get to enjoy a few hours of rain after long periods without. I still want to see rain in Switzerland but for that I need to be in Switzerland. I also have nothing to write because I didn’t spend time in thought, or do anything noteworthy.

Entering Twenty One Degree Water

Entering Twenty One Degree Water

For most people over 20 degrees air temperature and twenty one degree water is okay. I struggle. I like water to be warm. I like to be warm before I go in. I like to know that when I get out I will still be warm. Today with a little effort I managed to convince myself to swim. I didn’t swim much. I swam three hundred meters. Usually I would swim further. During the pandemic I did not swim or…

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Another Walk By The Mediterranean.

Another Walk By The Mediterranean.

One treat of being in Spain is that some people do wear masks when walking outdoors. You are normal for wearing a mask. In Switzerland you are looked at as if you are eccentric or absurd. It is nice not to be looked at as a curiousity. It is nice to have the security of a mask without feeling like a freak. A paradox of mask wearing in Spain is that it’s hot. In theory this would make it less…

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Spain During A Pandemic

Spain During A Pandemic

People wear masks as they walk and do waiters. This is nice. It’s nice to see people wearing masks during a pandemic. It’s nice not to feel like an outlier. It’s nice not to feel eccentric for mask wearing. I went for my first swim in at least two years. I didn’t go in the sea but in a pool. I haven’t forgotten how to swim despite not swimming for years. I feel tired from yesterday’s drive but by tomorrow…

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Twelve Hours Of Focus

Twelve Hours Of Focus

Today I drove for twelve hours with hardly any breaks and finished two books. Twilight of Democracy and Almost Human. These were good books to read during a drive because they are both entertaining and informative. They are also well read. I think my day of rest yesterday helped too. 12 hrs, three countries, 1200+kilometres and I felt comfortable almost the entire time. I did see a scene in a cafe that reminded me that I am tired of solitude,…

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A Queue of Tractors Without Drivers

A Queue of Tractors Without Drivers

Today I saw a queue of tractors without drivers. Tractors with trailers full of beat were parked by the on loading dock at the railway siding. There is a machine. The tractors come up to the machine, back, and then start to pour the sugar beet into it. The machine then transports the beets from the receptacle along conveyor belts before they are dumped into a train wagon, ready for transport by rail to where they are needed. I filmed…

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Thoughts On Long Drives

Thoughts On Long Drives

The most I drove was 3600 kilometres in four days. I went to Western France, Barcelona, back to Western France, and then back to Switzerland. It was an average of 800 kilometres a day. About two or three hours from home I was so tired of driving that I stopped at an empty motorway stop and just zoned out for ten minutes or so before continuing to drive. Sports and Driving I like driving, and I like long journeys by…

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