Let us keep afloat as these gulls on the local river are showing us. One has just landed and so is doing the balancing trick with wings. What are they doing here, they should be floating around on the ocean, but wait a minute. Switzerland does not have an ocean, just a few lakes here and there, and our nearest lake is in a place called Biel, about 20 minutes by train or road, so the gulls make do with what they have and float on the rivers until Spring arrives again. Then they depart again for the sea.