Tag: hiking

  • Day 48 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Calves And Their Mothers

    Day 48 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Calves And Their Mothers

    During today’s walk I saw calves and their mothers. Their mothers were mooing me away but I was taking video so I didn’t move until one after another started to approach me. By then I had the footage I wanted to have. I had a strong fence fixed with wooden posts and a bush between […]

  • Day 47 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Walk In The Rain

    Day 47 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Walk In The Rain

    Yesterday I went for a walk in the rain. I walked for two hours, took pictures and listened to Echo Der Zeit and this episode of the Thru-Hiking podcast. Gretel Scarlet was the interviewee. She talked about South Bound (SOBO) hiking the PCT. It’s interesting to see how different her attitude was to most people’s, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 35 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Hike To La Barillette.

    Day 35 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Hike To La Barillette.

    Today I went for a Hike from La Barillette to La Barillette. It’s a shame that the restaurant wasn’t open to the public. It is currently marked as private, and scheduled to open on the first of May. Today I didn’t expect to do a long and physical hike. I expected to complete my usual […]

  • 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-seven of ORCA in Switzerland – River Walking

    Day Twenty-seven of ORCA in Switzerland – River Walking

    My shoes are wet and my socks are wet because today I tried river walking. If a child was to do the same it would be called immature and irrational but when an adult does it then it’s adventure, and trying something new. My motivation to river walk came from the pandemic, or more precisely […]