Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Saturday to Recharge Our Batteries


Swiss citizens travel an average of 2,258 kilometers/1,403 miles by rail each year. That is by far the higest national average of any country in the world.

After all of our train traveling the last four days, we opted for a day of semi-rest on Saturday.

In the morning, Laurie did some laundry while I tried to catch up on my overdue blogging.

In the afternoon, we decided to head down to the Aare River to relax in the shade for a bit before doing some shopping as we were low on supplies in Helvetica.

When we got into town, we found some unusual hijinks going on off of one of Thun's main vehicle bridges.

Two kids were on the wrong
side of the railing

They were quickly joined by three
other boys and this girl

There she goes!

All six of them jumped off the bridge into the refreshing Aare River's waters. As the day progressed we saw many more youngsters jumping off of every bridge on the river in Thun!

Where to?

Some got out earlier but most
floated to the Flussbad Schwäbis 

This was the river water park where we were headed and after we picked a nice spot to set down our towels under a big shade tree, guess who showed up to sit right next to us?

It was the six kids who had jumped off the bridge earlier, all safe and sound thank goodness!

Most people just got into the Aare
right inside the park 

The floater's finish line

These combination ladder and hand holds are the final stop for all of our floaters. They stop a bit abruptly but they all seem make it without too much trouble.

After going to the market, we got home just before the skies opened up with a flourish with . . .

HAIL and a . . .


Biker Fun on a Thun Saturday

It was over

This intense storm lasted for the better part of an hour, the weather changes fast in these parts.

Good news from the SAFB website as they reviewed their stance on the outcome of our cancelled game last Sunday in Fribourg.

They are no longer calling it a 0-0 tie but a cancelled game as it should have been in the first place. Thus, the revised NLB final standings and records are:

Final NLB Regular Season Standings:
Basel Meanmachine 10-0
LUCAF Owls 7-3
Luzern Lions 6-4
Thun Tigers 4-5
Geneva Seahawks 2-8
Fribourg Cardinals 0-9

1 comment:

Trine The Trickster said...

Don't know anyone who can squeeze so much out of any country as you can. I love it.