The Blue Lagoon

Today, Xan, Malianna, and I headed off to the Blue Lagoon. It was the first time I was able to see outside the main city areas in the daylight and… its pretty much a lot of nothing. 🙂 Kind of like the drive from Utah to California. Here’s a wikipedia exerpt to explain what the Blue Lagoon actually is, “The lagoon is fed by the water output of a nearby geothermal power plant. Superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal hot water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.”

All the pictures were taken from the outside. None of these are the swimming areas.

Here is me in front of the water. Yes… the water really is that color. They sky is cloudy so it is not a reflection.

It was really cool looking. They bring in ocean water to cool it down since it is a geothermal spring. There were some pretty hot spots but it was generally only 95 degrees in most places. They had steam rooms and saunas… areas to sit down in… a waterfall you can stand under for a nice hot water massage… and an area that you could bring food into the water with you. It was an awesome day. We spent about 3 hours just soaking and I feel fantastic right now!

This is my favorite shot I got on the bus ride there. This place could seriously be from a science fiction movie. It was really weird looking.

Here is the power plant responsible for the cool water change.


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