How a small summer job took Catherine Bloomberg to her opposite spots before she returned to settle in Graubünden, in Ellans, on the banks of the Rhine.
Sitting on a bench in the sun, in front of the headquarters of Swiss River Adventures, the Ellans-based canoeing, kayaking, and canoeing company, Catherine Bloomberg stays Olympic-style calm amid the surrounding bustle. “Where do you leave your bag?” My helmet is pressing on me so hard! Wetsuit closure front or back? A group of teenagers prepare for a kayaking descent into the magnificent Rhine Fjord.
to me At their age, Catherine did not dream of white water, rapids, or paddles in her native Germany. to me Münster, near Dortmund, the country is flat. She is studying geography. “I never imagined I would make a living rafting. What started as a small summer job in Switzerland gradually affected my whole life,” says Catherine, laughing with brown eyes. After completing her training in 1996 as a kayak and rafting guide, I met NeilAnd the who engages in the same trade.