Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hot Pool Trip Day Two

Sunset Tree at Fairmont

Coffee outside anyone?

Approaches to Radium Hot Spring Pool
The Pool at Radium


Summer Life-Guard Spot. ( the winter one was in a heated glass box! )

Jean and Joe, our oldest Dippers. Joe is 96! (There is a mural in the back-ground)
" When my way is too rough for my feet, or too steep for my strength, I get off it to some smooth velvet path which fancy has scattered over with rosebuds of delight; and, having taken a few turns in it, find a pool of waters, and after immersing myself in their soothing warmth, come back strengthened and refreshed"
( modified quotation from Laurence Sterne)

 After a glorious sunset we slept like logs and spent the next morning dipping. There were clouds but they evaporated by afternoon, then we were driven the 30 minutes to Radium Hot Springs. There we dipped again but this time for our small dose of radiation, as the name suggests; a long time ago they found radon in the waters, the breakdown product of radium, and the measured dose of radiation is now however considered safe for swimming. Here the warm water comes in at one end, and so at the far end it is cooler and so swimming was possible. Enjoy the photos!

5 comments:

Pat MacKenzie said...

The way you've captured the light in those first two photos is truly amazing. They are stunning. I like the way you've captured summer things in the winter. Hot springs sound like fun.

Michael and Hanne said...

Thank you Pat!

Desiree said...

Absolutely agree with Pat! I'd love a cup of coffee, but may we please sit indoors? Those poofy snow chair covers look rather nippy to me.

Filip Demuinck said...

How hot are these pools. Is it like in the Onses of Japan? They are at least 40 degress celcius or 104 farenheit.

Greetings,
Filip

H said...

It looks a wee bit chilly for coffee outdoors, but if someone would please provide a shovel and some thermals...