Jumping thrice into the Rhine

On August 19, 2012 we went with a group of nice friends to the Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in German),  the largest plain waterfall in Europe. The falls are located on the Upper Rhine between the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich. They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) high. The falls cannot be climbed by fish, except by eels that are able to worm their way up over the rocks.

We rode a ferry up to the falls, jumped off the ferry and let the current of the Rhine River carry us down, for about half an hour, to our picnic spot.  The water was about 20º, refreshing, clean and beautiful. We rode the ferry twice, and Pascal and I jumped off the bridge once. I had the Go Pro camera strapped to my head to record the whole event.

It is nice to know that next year we will be able to do this again!

Enjoy the video!

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11 thoughts on “Jumping thrice into the Rhine

  1. Tere Campos

    I love the video! Water is a magic element. The laughters at the end are very refreshing
    . Cool music. Your hands in the water with an important message that I interpreted as “Let go”!

  2. That IS crazy! Wonderful video Rubén – amaizing in fact, and the bubbles are mesmerizing!

  3. Margaret Musgrave

    Qué Chévere los tres saltos en el Rín. ¿Algún significado en que hayan sido tres? ¿La música que acompaña el video es tuya?…¿Mía los acompaña en algunas de estas aventuras?
    Felicidades a ti y a Petra.
    Fernando

    • Me alegra que te guste y que comentes. Tres son las semillas que el campesino siembra en cada hueco del surco y tres fueron las veces que nos motivamos a saltar al agua. La música la creé especialmente para el video. Mia estuvo con nosotros en el bote… no sé si te fijaste que un joven se queda en el bote con ella… Felicidades, paz, amor, creatividad, éxito y tiempo para saborear todo eso en el 2015.

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  5. Este es parte de la herencia familiar.Quisiera tener 35 años() menos. Qique Abruña

  6. Egon

    We are enjoying the video in down in sunny marrakech. It was really a wonderful day on and in the rhine river last summer, and an exciting movie you made out of it, specially the underwater scenes, a male dolphin following a female. You should sell it to BBC!
    Hugs Pascal and Egon und en Gruess und en Kuss für d’Petra!

    • Petra

      Dear Egon, in real it was pretty different, I felt like protecting Rubén and wanted to be close to him just in case…. The video turned out like more of a little mermaid or as you said very poetically: the male dolphin following the female… The changing characters of pictures and phantasies!!! Have a good time in Marrakesch, I miss you!

  7. brad

    Cool video. Cold water for this tropical fellow. I think I would have lost something important in that temperature. You are adapting well. What is a plain falls?

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