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
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.