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After yesterday's 70 kms we decided to take it a bit slower so we packed our swimming stuff and headed off on our bikes to Eglisau for a relaxing swim in the Rhine.
At Eglisau they have an area set aside for swimming which caters for people who don't want to pay for facilities. However all the facilities are there. They ...
Alone again......no kids.......just the two of us. Could be worse I guess. Onto our bikes for a leisurely 70 km ride along the Rhine. We set off from camp and headed up river towards the Rhine Falls which is situated at a town called Schaffhausen. Schaffhausen is quite a biggish place with a lot of tourists all coming to see the falls. There is also an old fort called the Munot which dates back to the ...
... our superior navigational skills to eventually arrive at our destination.
It was really a great opportunity to spend some "man time" together and chat to Justin about his future plans etc. I'm reassured that he definitely has his head screwed on well.
after spending some time with Granny and Grandfather we loaded the kids ...
Today we packed up camp and headed off to Zurich Airport to pick up Justin who had flown out to visit Granny who is very ill. It was really great to see him again after such a long time and even more special to have the whole family together again.
From the airport we went to Winkel to Granny's house where we were joined by Urs and Lydia. We had a lunch which included fresh strawberries ...
... a large swimming lake about a kilometre from the
campsite, and found some shade to relax in. A sign told us the water temperature was 23 degrees, very pleasant. The lake is fantastic with enough space for the hoards that were taking advantage of the weather. It has a huge wooden pirate ship for the kids to jump off and pontoons moored mid lake. It is clearly somewhere to bring the kids after school (just about the time we turned up!). What a great place.