Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland II

But first, somehow, I forgot the 'roadside attraction'. The Canucks gleefully told me to get my camera out in time for....
the giant gumboot
the Giant Gumboot. New Zealanders take gumboots very seriously.

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That's not fog. It's steam. This lake is gently sublimating due to geothermal heat.
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This is what the call the Champagne pool. The ledge is precipitated metals including arsenic and gold. The water itself is full of carbon dioxide bubbles, hence the name.
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This next feature they call the Bridal Veil. It's whitish and cascading - you might even say lacy.
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This is a geyser, but my visit is ill-timed, so it looks dull.
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