Soap Lake, Washington

Soap Lake, Washington ~ 47°23′18″N 119°29′15″W (47.388341, -119.487611) ~ Both a small town and a natural phenomena of a magical healing lake, “Soap Lake” was called “Smokiam” by the Native Americans as “Healing Waters”. It is a soft mineral lake in between Ephrata and Coulee. It is located in Grant County Washington. The abundant mineral […]

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Sol Duc Hot Springs, Olympic National Forest, Washington

Sol Duc Hotsprings and Campground, Olympic National Forest, WAhttp://www.olympicnationalparks.com/lodging/sol-duc-hot-springs-resort/ As opposed to the rustic natural state of the Olympic Hot Springs, Sol Duc is the developed National Park Service hot springs resort in the Olympic National Forest. We wound up going here when we found out the road to Olympic Hot Springs had been washed […]

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St. Colmcille’s Well (Swords, Ireland)

Sord Chomcille Well – St. Colmcille or St. Columb’s WellWell Road, Swords, Irelandhttp://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24179 This is the infamous holy well that “Swords” was named after. It was here that St. Colmcille came in 560 C.E., remarked of its clear or pure waters (Irish: Sord) and blessed the waters making it a holy well. The water was […]

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St. Werburgh’s Well (Swords, Ireland)

St Werburth’s Well Finlay/Swords/Dublin, Irelandhttp://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24191 A well found just down the slope from the Kellogg company in Finlay/Swords area of Dublin county. Just besides the Airside retail park in the holy well section. Believed to be a relatively newer designated holy well, it has a Facebook fan page and is named after St. Werburth, a […]

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The Highfield Holy Well (near Swords, Ireland)

Our Lady’s Well / Highfield Well by Highfield House B&BForest Road, Dublin/Feltrim/Fingal/Swords, Irelandhttp://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24165 As common a name as many across the Irish landscape of “Our Lady’s Well” or simply “Holy Well”, a term given to most holy wells during their Christianization and dedication to the Virgin Mary before being assigned to a given Saint, this […]

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St. Doulagh’s Well (Fingal/Swords, Ireland)

St. Doulagh’s Church and WellFingal, Ireland http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24157 A brilliant fortified well that is attached to a chapel is St. Doulagh’s well in north Dublin County in Fingal near Malahide and Swords. Originally a Pagan spring/well named Bethesda’s sacred pool, this was yet another glorified takeover by Christianity of Pagan sites and named after Saint Doulagh. […]

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