2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Hot soak anyone? I snapped this photo of a hot pool filled with near-boiling water in Geysir: Iceland's version of our Yellowstone... with hot thermal water pools, gurgling pots and shooting towers of steamy sulfur-smelling water. The hot water is very clear, and looks beautiful with all the different tints of blue and green. Last week I read about a man in Iceland who had to be airlifted via helicopter after getting burned when he accidently stepped into some boiling water - ouch! Unlike in the U.S, Iceland doesn't have a bunch of cumbersome boardwalks and preventative rails to ruin the natural beauty... instead allowing visitors to read the warning signs (also in English) as well as using their own common sense to avoid injury.