February 5th, 2006

winter

Seegfrörni Greifensee (Frozen Lake, Greifensee)



This afternoon we went to the Greifensee, a short train's journey out of Zuerich. For the first time in 15 years, the lake has frozen over! It was just wonderful. Cold healthy weather, late afternoon light, and an enormous lake full of people. People skating, walking, slipping, sliding and riding bikes. People pushing prams, dogs rushing around, People pulling dogs, dogs pulling people, teenagers playing hockey!! The lake was so large that you could skate out into the middle of the lake and feel quite deserted! I love Switzerland and this definitely rates as a unique and memorable swiss experience for me :-)

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