Hot Springs

As I mentioned yesterday I was off in search of some hot springs, and I’m happy to say that I did find them.  The off road part of the journey wasn’t that bad, a bit bumpy but more of a crappy road than true off road.

The main danger is logging trucks that come flying along towards you, its suggested that you have a radio so you can hear them coming (they announce their mileage position over the radio) but as we had no radio we just kept a good look out.

The hot springs weren’t disappointing, the pics don’t really do them justice.  We had temps of 38 degrees C but they can get ridiculously high, there are warnings everywhere and area’s to run to if the place starts to have an earthquake.  To quote the sign

‘If you hear a loud rumbling, or notice a sudden change in the creek’s color or flow, leave the area immediately and retreat to the nearest refuge site, this could mean an event is about to occur.’ 

Nothing more severe than a few bug bites on my trip though.

A better selection of pics are on my girlfriends camera so these are all I can put up just now;

As you can see its a pretty scenic setting, the 3 separate hot spring ‘baths’ are located in the middle of the woods next to a river.  There are definitely worse places to unwind.

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3 Responses to “Hot Springs”


  1. 1 Jack July 16, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Why do the nice things always have to be so far away from the hole here? I envy you.

    • 2 thethoughtherder July 17, 2009 at 3:41 am

      It took a lot of planning and hard work to get me over here from Blighty, glad I did but there are still things I miss.

      A decent bacon sarnie is one!

  2. 3 Jack July 17, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Jesus, yes! When we were over in Miami, we found the ‘bacon’ cabinets quite laudworthy in its own way. Particularly how Americans call ‘back bacon’ what we class as ‘Tesco Value Streaky’. ‘Canadian bacon’ was pretty awesome though – the round slivers of meat seemed to occupy square footage of bagels quite appropriately.


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