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Switzerland: From Arid to Flooded

Switzerland: From Arid to Flooded

Switzerland and Europe are currently experiencing flooding. All the major Swiss lakes are close to breaking their banks. A few weeks ago, you could read about how Switzerland had been so dry that it had started to register on the aridity index. Now it’s flooded. Some people are bored by the rain, and wishes that it would go away, but I don’t feel that way. We had years with very little rain, so to finally get some rain is welcome….

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A Walk Between Moments of Rainfall

A Walk Between Moments of Rainfall

Today I woke early, shopped, studied German, read the news and then studied WordPress Child themes. It rained on and off, and I took a break from studying to go for a walk and I stayed dry almost the entire time. I carried a Sea to Summit three litre bag with me, in case I needed to keep the phone etc dry. For a moment I thought it would start raining but it didn’t so I stayed dry. The walk…

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A Walk Under Storm Clouds

A Walk Under Storm Clouds

Sometimes you look at the sky above you and you think that walking underneath it is not wise because a storm could break but you remember that you saw that rain should not come before 1800 so you take the risk and you go for a walk. You look towards Geneva and you see that it is dark and that it looks as if it may be raining. You feel the wind coming from that direction and you worry that…

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The Storm Missed Me by Five Minutes

The Storm Missed Me by Five Minutes

Today I saw that they were expecting a storm and I was really looking forward to a sudden downpour, lightning and more. I also thought that it would trap me at home and that I’d have a day without walking or cycling. In the end I saw that the doppler radar no longer expected any rain etc so I got ready for a bike ride and went out. I could see that the clouds over the Jura were nice and…

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Day 59 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Thunder As I Got Home

Day 59 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Thunder As I Got Home

For once I walked in the drizzle, rather than the rain but I could hear thunder as I got home. I have almost reading Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home during this walk. Poetically I was listening to her about walking with a storm on its way whilst a storm was thundering over the Jura. The rain became heavy just as I got close to home so today I am not drenched to the bone, and in need of a change…

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Day 56 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Ride Towards Storm Clouds

Day 56 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Ride Towards Storm Clouds

Today I had a ride towards storm clouds. I was cycling in the sun but as I looked towards Geneva I could see that it was dark and grey. I questioned whether to turn around or whether to keep going. It started to rain but I was reaching the half way point. I didn’t turn around. I continued going and I passed families or groups on their bikes going slower than me. I flew by them and then I headed…

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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 myself and the cows so I calculated that the risk was low enough not to bolt. @richardazia ##rain ##forestwalk ##hiking ? I Would Walk 500…

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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, how being a dancer, and someone who considers nutrition, speaks differently of food and injuries. Thanks to the rain most people stayed indoors. This was…

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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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Ingress Operation Apache, Covering Geneva in Blue.

Ingress Operation Apache, Covering Geneva in Blue.

Operation Apache Ingress is a selfless game when you play as a team. The driver gets no AP. Other operators get a few AP for breaking portals. Three individuals gets hundreds of thousands of Mind Units (MU). Rather than feel a sense of achievement I feel fatigue. The first reason is to do with the hangouts. You have to be serious. When I work in a team I want to be able to joke around. The most fun you have…

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