lake kloental & lake walen, switzerland - lazing on a sunny afternoon

Summertime in Switzerland, ahhh... There were a couple weekends in July and August where Alex and I did not have air tickets out of town. We took advantage with our favorite activity: packing up a picnic and picking a lake on the map.

LAKE KLOENTAL (Klöntalersee)

Kloentalersee was packed to the brim with lazy picnickers (our tribe) sunbathing and double-fisting sausages. We walked quite far along the path hoping to escape the crowds, but in the end just shrugged and settled in amongst the hoards. There was a little wind in the air that kept most of them on land, but not this girl, who will swim in a driving rainstorm when its 40 degrees farenheit outside!

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Truly spectacular scenery, especially when a wealthy couple is kind enough to leave their gorgeous boat right on shore while they guzzle a couple bottles of champagne next to you!

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Swimming in Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland
Our people.

Picnic at Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland
Our picnic.

Picnic at Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Class for days. (We forgot to pack wine glasses.)


Swimming in Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland
#runnerstan #pretendingthatsmyboat #itsnot

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Lake Kloental, Klöntalersee, Switzerland

Kloentalersee is south-east of Zurich, approaching the border with Liechtenstein -- about a two-hour drive from Basel. A lovely, smaller, cozier alternative to Lake Zurich -- but not by any means a hidden secret.

LAKE WALEN (Walensee)

Swimming in Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen is another excellent and close alternative to Lake Zurich. Just north of Lake Kloental, it's about a 1h40m drive from us in Basel.

It's one of our favorite spots, enough so that we went twice this year -- once by ourselves and again with Alex's sister Celestina and her boyfriend Simon.

Swimming in Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Swimming in Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Swimming in Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Swimming in Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland
Jump!

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Swimming Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland


Chillin' while my rosé chills in the lake!

Alex is a beer man himself. (HELL BEER.)

Picnic at Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland
Doing the dirty work...



Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland



Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

 
Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland

With Celestina and Simon, we stayed until late in the afternoon, when the sun packed up and clouds rolled in, making the scene much more dramatic and moody than our usual primary-colored lake days.



Staying out until the very last moment possible. See you next year, summer!

Lake Walen, Walensee, Switzerland
 

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