|Stairway down to viewing platform at the Devil's Well. It's a humongous|
sinkhole with an underground lake. Water from the lake flows through karst
formations to Cave Spring and into the Current River.
REI no longer carries the Teva sandals I love. These are the sandals I live in for about half the year, depending on where we are. In the U.P. it's more like only a third of the year because even I have to admit that once there's snow on the ground it's no longer sandals weather. I'm not kidding when I say I love these sandals. They're super comfortable and last almost forever. They have, however, gotten to the point where forever is almost here. They're still wearable, but the end is in sight. They're coming up on their six-year anniversary, and pretty soon I'll have to bid them a fond farewell as they hit the trash.
|The S.O. admiring the Alley Spring. The turbine pit for the mill is behind him;|
the mill was powered by a vertically shafted reaction turbine.
|The mill as seen from the other side of the spring. Over 80|
million gallons of water pour out of the Alley Spring daily.
As for the sandals, I did look in a few other stores hoping to find something similar. No luck. I may have to resort to an online order, something I really hate to do when it comes to footwear.