A field on a rainy day

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 would probably get soaked.

Imagine living in a van like Carly is doing at the moment. She’s in France where you need derogations to go outdoors to go shopping and do other things. She speaks about getting help from some of the locals for water and for the permission slip. It’s an interesting life to live.

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What do you think you will take away from this experience of lockdown? . This was day 6 of confinement – it’s far away now but I’m still trying to keep the smile going strong! . We’re heading towards the beginning of the end now, in two weeks our restrictions will start to lift. For how long for? And to what extent? Who knows. But it’s the first sign of things to come. . At the start, the novelty of it all was entertaining, seeing everyone trying to adapt to be able to do their hobbies at home. Bouldering benches and tables, traversing stair cases, grass skiing….finding dry tooling routes around the van (in this case). . The level of entertainment gained from these things has started to drop off now and I’m just back to wanting to be able to go out and do the things I love for real. . But I love the smile on my face here and I know, once the world has healed and everything is back to normal, there will be some fond memories that I will look back on for the special experiences we have had and how it made us all grow as individuals. For good and bad reasons, this is a time we will never forget. . ? @mattgroom1 . . . . . #vanlife #chamonix #lockdown #smilemore #climbergirl #girlswhoclimb #alpinebabes #climbing_worldwide #climblikeagirl #climbingismypassion #mountainlife #vanlifediaries #vanlifemovement #vanlifeexplorers #vanlifeeurope #vanlifeideas #gymgirls #trainingmotivation #vanlifesociety #vanlifestyle #vanlifedreams #vanlifejournal #vanlifer #vandwelling #vandweller #homeiswhereyouparkit #vangirls #aiguilledumidi #alternativeliving

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In another parking, in France, a Seesmic friend’s daughter is weight training in a parking lot. I include the video mainly because she also posted her first video during the pandemic and it keeps in keeping with the theme of the first part of this blog post.

No mask yet.

Yesterday I tried going to the shops to see if I could find a mask but the queue to get in was too long so I skipped the shops and went today. I took 30 seconds to a minute looking to see if Coop sells face masks anywhere and the answer for the local one is “no”. You see people walking around with masks but a majority don’t so I assume that they are not easy to find. If they were everyone would wear them.

Number of new cases per Canton in Switzerland

The graphic above shows the number of new cases per day per Canton in Switzerland and we see that the graph is declining consistently over a period of weeks. This decline is due to people following recommendations properly, or at least us being lucky. It would seem that face masks are not essential for the virus to slow its rate of contamination.

Two days ago the fields were yellow with the petals of this flower. Yesterday they were green because rain made them fall to the soil.

He took me ? @brianasprinz

? original sound – austinsprinz

Musical interlude


‘Plus tôt’ by Canadian pianist Alexandra Stréliski ?? ##piano ##song ##over30 ##foryou ##foryoupage ##canadian ##canada ##music

? original sound – cathevedgeux

The rain has stopped so it’s time to attempt a walk.


who else feels this way? ##fyp ##runnerthings ##rain ##yay

? Bright – Echosmith

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