Do you remember when your mom said “if your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it to”? Here, the answer is yes. Okay, so I guess technically this is not allowed. From the looks of it, that wasn’t stopping anyone.
There is a decent current so you can float way down the river in a boat. If you tread water, you’ll be carried along. Very refreshing. Very good time.
I couldn’t let summer go by without getting in the lake (at Bains de Paquis). I have to pinch myself when I say this, but I get to see it every day! Sooner or later, I had to get in. It is fed with water from the Alps. Luckily, I am a girl from the north.
The views were beautiful from the water and I did a cannonball off the platform above. In fact, I had such a good time in the lake that I did it again a couple of days later. This time at Genève-Plage.*
I jumped off the lower platform a couple of times. The top one was closed. It will be mine! As you can see, it was a beautiful day.
*Bain des Pâquis is on the Right Bank, while the Genève-Plage is across the lake on the Left Bank. Generally, the Left Bank, is considered a bit more genteel than the more bohemian, Right Bank’s Bain des Pâquis. They were both nice. To deliver the complete story to you, I feel obligated to try out some more swimming spots and report back.