Hopefully, covid-wise, we will be in Bern in September. I've always wanted to do the Aare River float around the city. I was a life guard in my much younger life , but now I'm a senior, and spend many summer days in the ocean boogie boarding. So I'm a good swimmer but not a young swimmer.
Has anyone done this? On the RS video, he talks about the locals jumping in at lunchtime, putting their clothes in a plastic bag, tied around their waists, and floating around the city. The Aare River flows around the peninsula-like city of Bern. I expect the current could be fairly strong- and cold, as it's glacier run-off.
Has anyone ever done this? Perhaps there are groups that go together that I could stay close to, in case the current is really strong??
Should I try this?
Con: I'm 69 years old
Pro: I'm 69 years old