Warm and sweaty

God, it’s warm today. We’re visiting my mother in the east of the Netherlands, just before driving back to Bavaria tonight and tomorrow – we’ll sleep somewhere halfway.

This weather though. It’s no joke.

Luckily, my mother set up a play pool for the kids, to their great appreciation. I have mixed feelings about the waste of so much water in a period of drought, but the kids at least used it to the last drop. They played and played, and played some more. Meanwhile I have been melting away. Fuck, it’s warm.

I’m really not looking forward to the drive back. Ten hours on the German Autobahn with 30+ degrees centigrade is no fun. Our choice for a dark blue campervan for a mode of transportation doesn’t help much either. The drive is fine, but the nights, after a day in full sun, are always sweaty.

I’m looking forward to just being home and having a cold shower!

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

5 thoughts on “Warm and sweaty

  1. 42C here in the Touraine today. I had to cancel the botany outin I’d organised. The site has no shade and anyway all the interesting stuff has been grilled. Went swimming instead, then sat in a dark cool(ish) room. Tomorrow I’ve organised a picnic to get our international residents together with the locals. I suspect not too many people will come. Oh well, I bought beer anyway…

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    1. It is insane Susan. I heard from my friend in Toulouse that the weather has been crazy. Sounds like you organized fun stuff. A shame that you had to cancel. The weather is not supposed to be scorching like that, and certainly not only in mid June…


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