Monday, 13 February 2012

Salton Sea Trip late January down South Day 1


The trip on the way to Slab City. Helicopters, fires, old historical buildings, ponds, mudpots, large dried up inlets. A varied day.


Helicopter being used for spraying - he came flying towards us and waved us to get the hell out of there



Flowers being sprayed



South end of the Sea - Canal running into the Salton Sea



Southern Salton Sea - flats getting drier and drier



Pond with I am guessing Algae






Inlet at the Salton Sea



Warning - Water may be shallow....



The tongue of a Mudpot



Little Volcanoes



The Adobe: a building with an interesting history: during the Prohibition in the twenties, it was a drinking den; in the thirties and fourties a Brothel and in the fifties at the height of the popularity of the Salton Sea, it became a Health Spa.



The old bathhouse with showers and toilets



Inside the bathhouse: Art and disused toilets



Old baths - the Adobe used to be a spa in the fifties. It is quite possible that there were natural hotsprings.



A hunter had accidentaly started a fire during the time that we were at the Adobe.