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.
It has been hot here. Really hot. Hotter than Charlotte. We don’t have air conditioning. To cool down, we went with our friends, Captain Finland and MC Roni (not their real names), to Jonction. We brought a blanket and just chilled on the side of the Rhône. When we got hot, we went in for a dip. It is definitely the new frontrunner in the best beach competition.
Here is what we liked about it:
If you are on the grass, you are right next to the river, not three blankets back.
You see trees.
The current is fun.
People are grilling.
You can play music.
Not too many kids
Swans floated by us.
The Jonction where the Rhône and the Aarve meet.
If you come to visit, please bring us a raft, funyak, etc.
People sunbathe on the docks, but we preferred the grass. It’s less crowded.
Some people came more prepared than we did
The graffiti added color
You climb out on the ladders
FYI – The clear waters of the Rhône come from the Alps through Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). The Aarve also comes from the Alps, but via riverbeds. As a result, it has sediment in it. Jonction is so named because it is where the two intersect. That is why in the picture above, you can see the clear blue mix with the cloudy water.