Tag: walking

  • The Walking Paradox

    The Walking Paradox

    Today I noticed how quiet the world, or at least the area in which I was walking, was. I saw very few cars, very few people walking, and very little noise from other people. This doesn’t mean that people weren’t out and about. Although my route was for the most part deserted of people I […]

  • Day 39 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Taking Portraits of Cows

    Day 39 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Taking Portraits of Cows

    I spent a few minutes taking portraits of cows during my afternoon walk today. Cows were standing by the barrier so it was easy to go up to each one and take their portraits. It’s not as if our vibrant social lives enable us to take portraits of people when we’re self-isolating. It’s day 39. […]

  • 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-Two of ORCA in Switzerland – The Company of Cats

    Day Twenty-Two of ORCA in Switzerland – The Company of Cats

    Today during my walk this afternoon I surprised a cat on some stairs and I moved patiently. It brushed up against me so I started to stroke it. During this pandemic the only living things I have had physical contact with are cats. During a pandemic, if you’re not living with people, you are very […]

  • The 298 Km Walking and Running Challenge

    The 298 Km Walking and Running Challenge

    The 298 Km walking and Running Challenge is now ten days old and I’ve managed to run or walk the required distance every day. Yesterday rather than walk I decided to run despite the rain. As a result, a pair of my hiking trousers are now nicely covered in mud. I walked through two puddles […]

  • The March Walking Challenge

    The March Walking Challenge

    I’m on the Apple Activities March Walking Challenge this month. The app has decided that I must walk or run 298 kilometres. It’s an average of 9.6 kilometres a day. This is both easy and challenging at the same time. Walking 10 kilometres takes about two hours. When I had a broken arm I walked […]

  • Ingress Walks – A 12km path to Level 13

    I stopped playing Ingress a few years ago because of how much time it requires. I have started going on Ingress walks again – a 12km path to level 13 in yesterday’s case, because I’m combining the daily walk that I would do anyway, with listening to podcasts and audiobooks, anyway. By walking and listening […]

  • Banning Traffic from Cornavin

    Although this article is two years old La Tribune de Genève wrote again about it and it appeared in my Google Newsfeed. I am not opposed to making cities pedestrian because I love to walk more than I like buses, trains, or other forms of transport. I actually do like trains. When I lived in […]