Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hot Pool Trip, Last Day

We were driven next to Kootenay Lake, which is a long thin ribbon of a lake appearing more like a river on the map: it is 104 Km long but only 3-5 Km wide. Kootenay is the First Nations name of the peoples living there, and means tall and slim like an arrow.
Waiting for the ferry to Balfour

View of the lake from Ainsworth

Painting on the wall at the Entrance- there is an extension of the pool right into the mountains...

Next morning outside our room

Bridge over the West Arm at Nelson
We first had to cross the lake on a ferry to get to Ainsworth Hot Springs, our last dip of the tour, before the 50Km drive to Nelson, where we spent the night by the shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. We awoke to fresh snow in the morning....


H said...

I love the shot of the boats in the snow. Special to wake up to a view like that!

jennyfreckles said...

Gosh, beautiful photos. It must be a weird feeling to be in a hot pool with snow all around.