Guess who took a wheelie home in the chair along the river bank. Yes, I was out again yesterday. I can fit my walks nicely into the afternoon between 3.00 and 4.30 p.m. more or less: sometimes later and sometimes earlier. Mr. Swiss always asks where I am going and I answer “no idea” although I like to go into town because things are always changing there. There might be an event and yesterday there was.
It was nothing really special, but as I turned the corner after entering the town I noticed people were grouped looking at something on the stairs of the cathedral. Cyclists, mostly youngsters, were were wheeling on the steps, but not the normal bike, the one wheeled version. It must be a special club for such bikes. I was quite impressed as I cannot even ride a normal two wheeler.
I am now getting quite daring with my excursions, but our town is not so big. This time I travelled to the next bridge, the Wengi bridge. It was the only bridge with road traffic, but that has also now been reduced. Cars are no longer allowed to cross the bridge, only the local bus routes use it, or bikes (and wheelchairs). Basically I am not allowed to used the roads as my wheelchair is subject to pedestrian laws, but if they insist on making paving with high kerbs up and down, I avoid them when possible. Slopes are more pleasant when wheeling along.
When you leave the bridge and turn towards town you cross the Landhaus Quai, what I call the restaurant mile. On the left is one restaurant after the other. In the hot days you only see the open sun umbrellas where the people sit. In the distance on the right is our Landhaus, used for various functions and exhibitions and if you continue along the river a little more than a kilometer you arrive at our village.
As I crossed another bridge to turn homewards I saw this bird sitting on one of the lights on the bridge. Luckily he stayed where he was for a nice closeup. It looks like a gull of some sort, but no idea what sort. I seem to be becoming an ornithologist with my camera.
Eventually I arrived back home to my computer and various stuff I like to write, usually late afternoon. My creative juices flow better at that time. I also had photos to upload and Mr. Swiss was not feeling so good. This morning I was supposed to take him for a medical examination, but we have postposed it until next week. I am glad as I would have had to take him this morning around 7.00, afterwards go shopping to combine it all in one excursion and pick him up afterwards. This would mean no time for a shower or breakfast. He would not be allowed to eat in any case, but I would starve without my morning bread and jam and cup of tea and going places without having a shower in the morning is not my thing.
I have a shopping trip today, perhaps I might go on my own. I have already made the list so no problem. Weather is OK at the moment. Looks a little like rain, but not really, but I now have to think about wearing something warmer. As I sit outside on the porch writing I can hear that the crows are flying again. I think I would miss their noise otherwise. Church bells are also ringing in the background and I am now off to take a walk through the apartment, yes, with my vacuum cleaner. Have a good start to the week everyone.