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A Sunday trip in Corona times
We’re supposed to keep our distance – check
Keep mouth and nose covered – check
only undertake journeys for personal use – check
But, why not combine the useful with the pleasant? Why not soak up a little sun and wind?
Claudia asked the question and I spontaneously responded.
Since both of us are also good off-roaders, it was clear that the quiet Weinviertel would be the ideal place for a small delivery tour.
Since the whole afternoon was available, it ended up being a bit more than 200km, a part of it offroad and a – very small – part also along the Czech Republic border
Despite of some bike traffic nothing special happened there and we decided to use the gravel roads along the border for further discoveries, e.g. a border crossing blocked with Tank barriers.
But as we had no contact to Czech citizens, we moved on and did not go into quarantine.
Instead, we used a substitute program for our cancelled Ukraine and Georgia tours:
The Russian Orthodox chapel at the military cemetery offered to bring up a little Russian feeling. Since both of us are currently studying Russian, there were also some texts at the cemetery that invited to be translated. Lucky for us: The translations were also included 😉
The next contact we had was with the citizens of Laa, who were calmly lined up in a long row in front of the ice cream parlour on Laaer Hauptplatz. In the past they would probably have arrested us right away with our scarves in front of our faces, but today they just served pointed ice cream! A welcome cool down on this sunny day!
Then the Laa chair Still Life was immortalized, so that it will remind the archives of the all day madness of the Corona crisis years from now. 🙂
The return trip was then over the Leiser Mountains, whose rape fields shone a wonderful bright yellow.
And, we were also beaming, as it was the first bigger trip for a long time. 🙂