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January 10th 2011
Published: January 10th 2011
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This has nothing to do with the actual trip - thought I'd share a little on how folks live here. This is the lounge room where we're staying (you can see the wooden couch bottom left of pic. At night they push what little furniture there is to the side and lay out a woven mat on the bare concrete floor and that's bed for the night
Well we went to Tiwi Hot Springs with a cast of thousands . . . . . well 15 of us in the car actually. Bit of a tight squeeze, but we made it.

The interesting thing about Tiwi Springs is that since they built the Geothermal Power Plant nearby, the plant draws all the heat leaving on Tiwi Springs now - not much help for the local tourist economy.

Got some interesting snaps anyway.

Tiwi Springs trip.kml

I think by now - if you open all kmls in the single instance of Google Earth - you'll see we've circled Mayon

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Geothermal plantGeothermal plant
Geothermal plant

This is what took the hot out of the hot spings
Big BoyBig Boy
Big Boy

How do i know he's a boy???? I'll leave that up to you to work out
Housing estateHousing estate
Housing estate

I thought this housing estate looked odd from the distance. once you move in here - YOU STAY
Roadside guttersRoadside gutters
Roadside gutters

This pic is probably a little misleading. The gutter starts at the TOP of the moss - and this is not one of the deep ones. On the side of Mayon they are man deep. No warning risers or bmps to let you know you're about to fall in. I would have thought it would deter people frokm overtaking on the inside, but I've seen a few people come a cropper.

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