In the ICB Newsletter:
Sunday 14 July at 15:00 at Eichholz
Sunday 28 July at 14:00 at Dählhölzli Restaurant, a walk and snack and maybe swim
Sunday 19 August 14:00 at Eichholz. Cyclists will do a tour from 10:00 and then join us.
There are many more swimming and picnic activities! Also sailing nd other water sports.
In Berne in Marzili, Weyermannshaus, Wylerbad, Lorrainebad.
On the Aare from Eichholz, Marzili, Lorraine, and Bremgarten.
In Köniz and Belp and Muribad and Münsingen.
at the lakes of Thun, Murten, Biel and Neuchatel.
You must join the WhatsApp group - ask Graham or Vernon or Andy.
Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Eichholz, Strandweg 45 3084 Wabern · Bern
All are welcome. Andy says: We will aim to be about halfway between the playground and the river near the tarmac path. Some of us will also wear silly hats. Look also for the Coop picnic rug and towel. Mobile: 078 629 6500 but not while we are floating down the river.
This is a follow on event to the rafting trip (see seperate Meetup). Non rafters are also most welcome to join us!
We are enjoying a midsummer heatwave, so a perfect chance to contribute to the chilled communal Eichholz atmosphere for a BBQ, socialising, park games and even a paddle / swim in the river if you are brave enough.
Eichholz is probably Bern`s premier public BBQ spot and the park, grilling facilities and firewood are provided free from our taxes, so let`s use them!!
Bring park games, picnic stuff, drinks and food to grill and share.
Note that this event is only suitable for confident types with a sense of adventure and who are also competent swimmers, You are also very likely to get at least a little wet from splashes, even if you don`t jump off the boat for a swim! The river is relatively fast flowing and cool and there are several rapids and many bridges with pillars to navigate through.
River conditions: The water temperature is currently just under 20C, but should be above 20C on Saturday. The water flow is relatively strong at around 240m3/sec, which is just below the recommend safe rafting level of 250m3/sec. We will stop halfway for a break.
Start Point; Uttingen railway station car park, aim to hit the water by 11:00
End Point; Eichholz BBQ area, Bern, in the vicinity of the volleyball court around 14;00
What to bring: Swimming clothes, towel, something to change into (dry clothes) and a swim bag is recommended to keep your stuff dry! Refreshments for the trip and the BBQ afterwards. Lifejackets are optional.
Boats: If you have a boat then please bring it with you and let us know how many free seats there are. If you don`t have your own boat, please organise a space on another boat, or you can hire a boat from one of several oparators who oparate from Uttingen station (it is advised to do this in adavance).
Transport: If you are driving, let us know if you can help transport people, boats and BBQ stuff. Otherwise join the front carriage of the 10:16 S1 train from Bern to Uttingen, arriving 10:39. I will join this train at Gümlingen.
More information can be found below and all participants are expected to abide to the "aare you safe" code of conduct, which is linked below: