Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Working Wednesday - A job with a view!

Working Wednesday #6
This gentleman has a job I would love to the summer at least.
Heinz is one of the lifeguards at the Banff Hot Springs Pool and he has a job that comes with the most amazing view. From the lifeguard's chair the vista of Rundle Mountain is spectacular in any season.
I went to the Hot Springs this past weekend on one of the first really warm days we have had this Spring. It was great to loll in the warm water after my hike up Sulphur Mountain but really winter is the best time to visit the Springs. The water is kept at a constant temperature of around 40c and on a -30c, clear winters night with the stars above and the mountains covered in snow it's a wonderful place to keep warm, marvel at the steam rising from the water and fashion your hair into amazing frozen spikes! I don't think the lifeguards job is would be quite so much fun in winter though!
Heinz told me he enjoys his gives him time to get in a couple of hours skiing each morning in February, March and April before coming to work for the day. He chooses to work seasonally and in winter takes long vacations in warmer countries in the winter months....makes me want to go out and get my Bronze Medallion!

If you want to find out more about the Hot Springs... especially their fascinating history ...then visit :

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