Sunday, 16 August 2009

Ducks away

The 47th Limmatschwimmen took place yesterday under blue skies and hot sun, what an amazing day! The Limmat runs through the city of Zürich and once a year is open to swimmers for a short period. The profis lined up first to do their race then it was left to the rest of us, around 4500 this year, to jump in and float 2km down the river.
This year the sponsor provided us all with a duck to lean, float or sit on, the latter requiring considerable balance!
We deposited our clothes in a numbered bag and they were taken down river in readiness for our arrival
Nothing left but to enjoy the view, and what a view it was, a fantastic way to end the holidays, superb!
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Sarah said...

This looks like an enjoyable afternoon but wasn't the water terribly cold?

Linda Jo said...

You did this??????

~*~Patty S said...

this looks absolutely delightful, was it a family float for you all?
looks memorable!!!

Jen xo said...

what a wonderful idea, love all the clothes in bags on the boat!jenxo

Unknown said...

What a fun tradition! Did you get to keep your ducks?

Elizabeth Golden said...

This looks like so much fun, I was amazed by the bags of clothes.