Tag: walking

  • By Train or By Car

    By Train or By Car

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For many years I could go to work by car so I did, because I had a parking. When I worked for other employers I took the train for a simple reason. Parking near work would cost 36 CHF per day whereas taking the train would cost about 14.50 CHF per day. I…

  • A Reminder of Why I Stopped Using the Garmin Watch

    A Reminder of Why I Stopped Using the Garmin Watch

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I was reminded of why I stopped wearing the Garmin watch, replacing it with Casio watches instead. It’s because Garmin, Suunto and Xiaomi don’t count walking as real sport. Imagine, you’re wearing a watch twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, every day, and charging it every month…

  • Urban Walks

    Urban Walks

    Reading Time: 2 minutes I have walked in London, Paris, Rome, Geneva, Lausanne Florence and other cities for many hours at a time. I would often walk in London until I got too tired to continue, and then I would catch the tube back to somewhere I knew, and then I’d walk some more. I…

  • The Daily Walk Re-Routed

    The Daily Walk Re-Routed

    Reading Time: 4 minutes A year or two ago there were road works along a bit of road. Now the road works are back, on the same bit of road. Due to it being spring, and due to rain being quite enthusiastic this year, the route (pronounced root, not grout), is impassible. It’s not impassible…

  • The Lure of a Walk to a Walk

    The Lure of a Walk to a Walk

    Reading Time: 2 minutes There is a good chance that tomorrow I will go for a walk along the Toblerones from Prangins to the lake side and on to Nyon. For this walk I have the luxury that I can walk to the starting point before doing the group walk. The issue is that the…

  • Creux Du Van Meetup

    Creux Du Van Meetup

    Reading Time: 2 minutes It has been at least four or five years since my last meetup. A few years ago I went to meetups with people from Geneva and before that to Glocals events with people from Lausanne and Geneva. I stopped meeting people from Lausanne because I was working night shifts as a…

  • Walk The Distance – PCT 94 Percent Done

    Walk The Distance – PCT 94 Percent Done

    Reading Time: < 1 minute On the 10th of May 2023 I started walking the PCT virtually and now I am 94 percent done. I have about 300 kilometres left to walk and I will have completed the entire distance. Some of it was covered walking and some of it was covered while walking. Of…

  • Walking by the Sea with a Garmin Virb

    Walking by the Sea with a Garmin Virb

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Do you walk by the sea and watch the seagulls fly up with something in their beak and then drop it? I did, this morning. I walked by the sea and filmed. You can see the G-force climb up and down with each step. Unfortunately the Garmin virb doesn’t self-level…

  • Tired of Garmin and Apple, Playing With Casio

    Tired of Garmin and Apple, Playing With Casio

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For a while now I have been wearing a Casio and an apple watch or a Garmin and an Apple watch, or a Casio and a Garmin watch or a xiaomi smart band and a casio or a xiaomi smart band and… it goes on. ## A Break of Routine The…

  • Almost Linear Walks

    Almost Linear Walks

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Twice in the last two weekends I have done linear rather than circular walks. By linear I don’t mean that I walked from A to B. I mean that I started walking along a loop but when I saw that the routes I wanted to walk were either crowded by couples or…