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Stephen & Sonja beside Rhine Falls

April 13, 2009
Rhine Falls - Switzerland (image from Wikipedia)

Rhine Falls - Switzerland (Image from Wikipedia)

This is how the falls are described in Wikipedia:

The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in German) are the largest plain waterfalls in Europe.[1]

The falls are located on the High 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. In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m³/s, while in the summer, the average water flow is 700 m³/s. The highest flow ever measured was 1,250 m³/s in 1965; and the lowest, 95 m³/s in 1921.

The falls cannot be climbed by fish, except by eels that are able to worm their way up over the rocks.

I  mention the falls here because one the most recent photographs I have of my son, Stephen, was taken last week when he, his sister and his partner, Sonja, visited the falls.

Stephen & Sonja at Rhein Falls (image courtesy of Theresa Cryan)

Stephen & Sonja at Rhine Falls (image courtesy of Theresa Cryan)

Helen & James

September 26, 2006

  Helen & James

This is my daughter Helen, and her husband-to-be, James. They seem  think that I was denying their existence by leaving them unmentioned in the first draft of my profile my profile.  This is not the case;  it’s  just that I’m reticent about mentioning members of my family when I do not have their permission to do so.