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Old 04.11.2018, 00:46
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Find me the sunshine!

So the grey fog descends across Zürich and the 'SAD' begins - seasonal affective disorder - or for me...the winter blues...


I need sunshine... and am struggling to choose somewhere close to ~Zurich that has sun forecast for tomorrow. Nearest is Chur...


Any suggestions on somewhere closer to find the Sun ?
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Old 04.11.2018, 11:10
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

Lovely and sunny up here in the Jura- warm sunshine streaming through the kitchen patio doors but not so close to Zurich, sorry x
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Old 04.11.2018, 11:29
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Thank you! We got a 8chf discount one way ticket to Chur... 20chf to get back again... when we have got enough sun!
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Old 04.11.2018, 11:34
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Sunny here too. The fog usually ends at Ziegelbrücke so Glarnerland and anywhere along or beyond the Walensee should normally be clear.
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Old 04.11.2018, 11:36
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

Warm and sunny here as well!

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Old 04.11.2018, 12:05
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So the grey fog descends across Zürich and the 'SAD' begins - seasonal affective disorder - or for me...the winter blues...


I need sunshine... and am struggling to choose somewhere close to ~Zurich that has sun forecast for tomorrow. Nearest is Chur...


Any suggestions on somewhere closer to find the Sun ?
I know exactly what you mean. If you have time to go find the sun: Super.

If not, I got one of these years ago. Don't worry about timing any "light therapy sessions" with it. You don't need to sit in front of it at a certain distance for a certain amount of time. LOL. That would only remind your subconscious that you have a problem with lacking sunlight.

I just turn it on when I get up (my flat is open plan so I can move around and still be within it's light), additionally to the light I would use anyway in the morning, do my morning-things and turn it off when I leave the house. Does wonders to my mood and my energy level in the grey season. A decade long problem (winters were a serious problem for me here before) solved.
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Old 04.11.2018, 12:14
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

Yup, lamp is the next strategy.


Mild sunshine here in Landquart... on the way to Chur at 11:00 ...



And fresh snow on the Alps...
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

That time of year again!!


Reviving my thread - find me some sunshine!


I have access to a car... anywhere within an hour of Zurich today would be nice!
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Old 20.12.2020, 10:55
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

https://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/ho...mperatur-10min

Live data, click on sunshine instead of temp. There are also webcams on the map.

Yesterday was the day for sunshine. Today more difficult, but still better than fog.
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Old 20.12.2020, 11:04
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

Looking out the window it's clear and (a bit) sunny up on the Etzel (1100m) right now...

Even lower here at 7-800m we are looking down over the Nebelmeer so it's at least clear. However, I fear that in an hour or so the fog will have closed in on Ausserschwyz/Einsiedeln as well.

I'm hunkering down with a good book today...
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Old 20.12.2020, 15:45
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Looking out the window it's clear and (a bit) sunny up on the Etzel (1100m) right now...

Even lower here at 7-800m we are looking down over the Nebelmeer so it's at least clear. However, I fear that in an hour or so the fog will have closed in on Ausserschwyz/Einsiedeln as well.

I'm hunkering down with a good book today...
You need to use apps - Meteo Swiss is a good one. Currently I use them to judge when I shouldn’t go for a walk in the sunshine, as everyone else does

I use the apps, look out of my windows and plan my attack on a people free sunshine walk in the forest, above the clouds each and every day. Needs flexibility, creativity and durability during the current times when the World and his wife are in Zurich
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

Most days, it‘s like being inside a dirty marshmallow. Today, however, we have sun. Everywhere in the house. It‘s good.
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Old 20.12.2020, 16:22
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

The top of the Jura is normally a could place to go- but today, although it is clear, and we have seen pockets of blue sky- it is generally greyish.

There is a good reason why 'peasant watch making for the men, and lace making for the ladies' were the main artisan trades up here during winter and farming was not possible, the amazing light.
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Old 20.12.2020, 16:24
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Most days, it‘s like being inside a dirty marshmallow. Today, however, we have sun. Everywhere in the house. It‘s good.
Ah ha! NOW I know what the "dirty marshmallow" means.
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Old 20.12.2020, 17:23
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

We found it above Sihlsee.

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Ah ha! NOW I know what the "dirty marshmallow" means.
Yeahhhh. I bet you thought it meant something nefarious. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
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Old 20.12.2020, 20:52
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Yeahhhh. I bet you thought it meant something nefarious. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Ha haa. No... I just thought it was funny to put those two words together. If I owned a pub, I'd call it The Dirty Marshmallow.
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Ha haa. No... I just thought it was funny to put those two words together. If I owned a pub, I'd call it The Dirty Marshmallow.
I'd drink there, as long as you had some good dark beers on tap. A nice stout (such as Guinness) looks a lot like a dirty marshmallow when first pulled ...
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

The winter solstice is today at 11:02 local time. And then, the days start to get longer. Still foggy though for a bit.
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Re: Find me the sunshine!

Here at Lake Constanze , we got sunshine today, but is around 1 degree.
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