Well yesterday was extremely uneventful because it was a day of transition for me in multiple ways. First of all, the night before, I had stayed awake until 6am working on my computer. This cause me to sleep in until 3:30pm yesterday and get an extremely slow start. The second transition was moving from Brett's flat to Andrew's. Though it was nothing more than packing my things and walking down the road a few steps, being in a different house with no one else present takes some getting used to. The third transition was completely mental because I finally went to the train station and purchased my Eurail pass, meaning I am now completely mobile by train within Europe. Before purchasing this I would have purchase each individual train ride, but I now 15 twenty-four hour periods over two months to travel freely on almost any European train service. What freedom!
Today, Saturday, I was awoken by the sun beaming into my room and the sounds of a bee buzzing around my head. After I cleared the gunk from my eyes and could see clearly, I looked at the roof of the building across the street and minding his own business is a gentleman in a bee suite...how nice of you to keep bees in downtown Zurich, especially the ones kind enough to wake me! I had one primary task today: figure out where in the (Europe) I was going to be and when for the next two months. As spontaneous of a trip this is, it does require a bit of planning for purposes of train tickets, housing and events. I am happy to announce that I was successful in planning my future destinations! I will release them as each new destination gets nearer :) But for now, I will be heading to Venice, Italy tomorrow! On the way there, the train will stop at Lake Como and Milan, both of which I'll hop of an explore briefly until the next train arrive. After Venice, I will head to Rome on Wednesday.
After I spent the morning inside working on this plan, I had to get outside and take advantage of the impecable day that had arrived. I rode my bike down to the park where I had napped a few days before.
I was taken back at the amount of people sunbathing and enjoying the outdoors. It was wonderful to see this much recreational use of the many parks along Lake Zürich. I continued to cycle cycle about 4 miles down the coast, stopping at every point I could to see what was going on.
I found a small cove to where I could get my feet wet. Since the water comes from the high melt waters, it is still very cold by the time it makes it down into the rivers and lakes.
Because it is melt water, the it is extremely clear! It would have looked better had I not kicked up the sediment on the rocks. There are places where you can see at least 30-40 feet down, if not further.
And on my ride home, I passed this monster. I hope Chevy doesn't see this...
I hope for the following days to be more interesting as I see new things and meet new people!