Steaming pond under a gentle rain…

Yesterday I had the great joy to go bathe and float and swim in a hot spring fed pond, in the middle of nowhere and it was exhilarating !
The place is off main roads, but known of all locals, and partially “man made” in a very basic and practical way that gives easy access to the water and 2 wood built rooms to dress and undress out of view and out of the frequent rains.
The pond itself, quite large, fed by the hot water of natural springs, is a delight any day, but yesterday it was steaming under a gently falling rain, surrounded by huge ferns, grass and trees, and you could feel transported in a magic land, where all kinds of beings could be encountered and seen through the floating scarves of mist…
The water was more or less warm depending on currents and one could find pretty hot spots, sometimes even stand in a multilayered pocket of different temperatures from toes to shoulders… confusing sensations of cool and hot on different parts of the body. But then one could keep waddling or swimming and find the ideal location at the time, and lay on the comforting water, floating like a cork and exposed to the coolness of the rain drops falling from the sky…
What a wonderful thing ! to let oneself be embraced and soothed and supported by the healing waters coming from underneath and be kissed softly by the clear cool water from above…! It was incredible, I am so grateful for it all !
Today is another day of clouds and showers, everything feels a little damp, but never chilly.
We might just go and check out the local monthly crafts and food market…
Have a great week-end where ever you are !
More later…

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