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The Swiss Lake District saw three European Clubs participate in Peter Zurrer's well organised tour of this historical kanton of Switzerland.
 

 
Our third day saw us again travel north to enter the Zihlcanal. The canal, another 40 min passage at 6 kts, brought us to the third lake on our tour. We visited the Island of Saint Peter and then the modern town of Biel.

St. Peter's Island was once a monastery and although not a true island it shares one of the same qualities that most islands have, quiet solitude. No doubt that's why a monastery was built here. The monastery, now a small hotel with a coffee shop in the courtyard, was an idyllic first stop. A horse and her foal added to the ambience of tranquility.

   

Our third day saw us again travel north to enter the Zihlcanal. The canal, another 40 min passage at 6 kts, brought us to the third lake on our tour. We visited the Island of Saint Peter and then the modern town of Biel.

St. Peter's Island was once a monastery and although not a true island it shares one of the same qualities that most islands have, quiet solitude. No doubt that's why a monastery was built here. The monastery, now a small hotel with a coffee shop in the courtyard, was an idyllic first stop. A horse and her foal added to the ambience of tranquility. From St.Peters Island we continued north to Biel. On the horizon we could clearly see the HQ and factory of that world famous watchmaker, 'Rolex', as it nestled along the shoreline of the lake. No works tour here or free samples, what a shame!

Heinz Karrer led the flotilla around the canals of Biel, as we met Barbara Zurrer who was to whisk Robert and Jan Davis away to a flight departure back to the UK.

    RIBS berthed at Biel, while the RIBsters explored the town and found some refreshments.

Max Zurrer took the opportunity, while mum was away, to become probably BIBOA's youngest skipper, under the watchful eye of dad. Certainly destined to become a HotRIBster!

A final return through the Zihlcanal and our cultural tour of this historical lake district area of rural Switzerland was complete. Great company and a good social environment in which to get to know other European RIBsters and their clubs.

Thanks to Peter Zurrer and Heinz Karrer for all their planning and patience in organising a full multi-national event that ran as precise as a Swiss Watch - but what else could we expect
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Note: We have more than 100 pictures from this event.

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