In Hot Water (HeathSnatches on tour, Iceland)

By Charlie Beckett

August 11, 2011

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Category: Swim

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The pool at Hrunalaug in southern Iceland a few kilometers beyond Flúðir ‘was probably used as a sheep bath’ in former times according to the wonderful Jon Snaeland and Þóra Sigurbjörnsdóttir’s ‘Thermal Pools In Iceland’.

It was our first hot spring dip. With its neat stone walls set in a fold of green hills with a cute changing hut this is domestic but wild. The drizzly wind wafts across your head as you cook gently in these pure waters.

The result is – as with every thermal pool dip – that you emerge warmed through in a way that creates your own personal temperate climate and a glow of very simple, but unadulterated pleasure.

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