One breath is not enough

It’s Friday afternoon in August and I’m taking time off in work.

I have some 350 km ahead of me over the Alps and there’s no need to rush. I’m setting off to explore the surroundings of Lago Maggiore, a lake in the south-east part of Switzerland. Local deep valleys are famous for their astonishingly clear water, so I throw my freediving gear into the car as well. Before 2 PM I’m ready and I can start my journey. In my head I’m going over all the things I packed; food, sleeping bag, diving mask, snorkel, neoprene, fins. Oh crap! The fins!…

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