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Friday, 28 September 2018

SEP 28, 18 .. THE HOT SPRINGS AT .. MANLEY HOT SPRINGS, ALASKA

Yes, Friends and Sports Fans alike, there really are 'Hot Springs' here in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. 

So here we go loop-de-loop with a post that will focus upon the 'Hot Springs' in Manley.

Welcome to Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.




By the way, Manley got its name from one Frank Manley, way back near the turn of the 20th century (read : around 1907). I believe Frank was a miner. For all you want to know and more about the history of Manley, please go to Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manley_Hot_Springs,_Alaska

I arrived in June of 1998, purchased a cabin shortly thereafter, and call Manley (who joins Royal Oak, Anchorage, Ulaanbaatar, Hong Kong, and a place or two or three in India) as being one of my several homes.

Manley (speaking as a non-human entity) will point out that my Alaska driver's license and my Alaska voter's registration card, specify Manley as my home of record.

Onward.

Down the road, past the above City Limit Sign, we proceed.




After you pass the above sign, we see, in the distance, the Manley Hot Springs Bath House.




We turn off the road at the historic, Manley Hot Springs, one-room school house.



Behind, and to the right of the old school house, we see the Bath House.



The small, one-room schoolhouse is charming.



Now we're at the Manley Hot Springs Bath House, within which, are the actual hot tubs that hold the hot water.


A closer look at the front of the Bath House.


To use the Bath House, you call a local Manley phone number. 

Then (you'll get directions) you go to the home of the couple who manage the property to pickup a key to the entry door.



The cost to use the hot tubs is $10 per person per hour. This fee entitles you and your friends, to exclusively use the Bath House.

There are guidelines. You are asked to abide by just a few rules. 



There are no enforcers. Common courtesy simply requests that you comply.



The Bath House is a frame structure that is covered with a roof and walls composed of opaque Visqueen*.


*Visqueen is a brand of polyethylene plastic sheeting produced by British Polythene Industries Limited. It is the registered trade mark of British Polythene Limited in numerous countries throughout the world. It is commonly between 4 and 10 mils thick and is available in clear, opaque, blue and black. 

Somewhere up in the mountains / hills surrounding Manley, is a spring where the hot (107°F) water originates. The next photos below show it passing the Bath House.





It can be negative -60°F and the hot water continues to flow undaunted by the cold.

And?


At the same time it will be very warm (85°F), almost a sweat-bath, within the Bath House.


"The time has come, the Walrus said, to go inside of the Bath House."


Hint : Before you go inside, peel off some of your outdoor clothing. Why? Because it will be warm and it will be humid / moist / damp.



Welcome to an entirely different world than what you were just experiencing outside before entering the Manley Hot Springs Bath House.



Plants, and all-manner-of-greenery, abound within the Bath House!












 The proof is in the pudding, not in the recipe.



I snapped a lot of photos to get the few I wanted to post. 

I risked losing my camera to get the photos. 



I had to hold the camera, position it, then snap the shutter, all-the-while (my body was floating and bobbing in the buoyancy of the water) keeping the camera out-of-the-water.


Well says Baba Kaps .. 

That-is-that for the Manley Hot Springs Bath House Post.

I have been in Manley (off and on) since June of 1998. I think that this actual visit into the hot tubs was only my third visit ever.

We have a church in Manley.




For many years we had a most passionate (are there any other kind?) Baptist Minister (Pastor Earl) here in Manley who was-of-the-opinion that if you had not been baptized, using the full-water-immersion baptismal-technique, then you had not been properly baptized.

So?

After listening to this for about 10-years, I decided to have Pastor Earl perform-the-holy-deed that was accomplished in the hot tubs.

What fun! Being fully immersed in water that is 107°F.

Lordy-Be that was an adventure for yours truly.

Still Smiling Pastor Earl. Thanks for your many years serving us out in Manley.

Cap

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