We got to the same area we were last weekend - La Jonction, where the rivers Rhone and Arve meet. But this time we were below, right down by the river. There's a pumping station there, which pumps sewage to a treatment plant.
Here's the view from the bridge
On Sunday, we had planned to rent a car and head out to Lac de Joux, one of the largest lakes in Europe that freezes. Luckily, I called the tourism office first, and though the lake is still frozen, it's starting to melt and is too dangerous to walk on. We should have gone last weekend! So we headed to Nyon instead. It's a nice little town on Lake Geneva with a castle and nice waterfront. We took a few buses to the train station, then the train to Nyon. It's just about a 15 minute ride, very smooth and quiet - I love the trains and am looking forward to a longer trip!
The castle is within easy walking distance. Unfortunately our timing was off - we got there around 10:30, and the castle and other local museums were only open from 2 till 5. So we wandered around, had our lunch, and hung out at playgrounds and the beach.
Most of the castle was taken up with an exhibit of old porcelain - not interesting at all for the kids, and just slightly more interesting for me. But there were the towers and the interior walkways which were great, and at the top of the castle was a former prison, with scary little rooms.