Siphon and “Champagne pool”!

Christmas has come and gone but presents are still coming! Thanks to our Daughter we are now owner of Two shaker Siphons Isn’t it amazing what 17 year old can come up with for their father whose goals in life are not aligned with the average consumer.

Truthfully, there was a slight hint given….Or was it rather that I actually ordered them myself to top up the free delivery of *V*’s book she offered her for Christmas? (I don’t want to make the other parents feel bad!)

Note for our children: the notepad with the part numbers on my desk is a great place to start if you ever feel like surprising me someday!  And in order to not hurt your wallet I can even tell you where to get the best deal! What a Dad!..


Coming back to those siphons there are few pros and cons, and to be fair to the product I decided to personally do the tried and true test, here is the end result: The siphons work really well though you have to make sure that there is no kink or sharp bend in the tubing, a few shakes and you are in business. Consequently you may wonder what will happen during a gale force day? waves crashing over the deck…. Oh! I can just see it happening on a day like that!

With this in mind, and a name like that, we would love to siphon our next island : Let’s celebrate our 10th one “Champagne pool. ”

Located in New-Zealand in the region of Wai-O-Tapu, North Island and Waikato: Champagne Pool is a prominent geothermal feature which offers quite a colourful palette. The terrestrial hot spring is located about 30 km (20 mi) southeast of RotoruaTaupo. The name Champagne Pool is derived from the abundant efflux of carbon dioxide (CO2), similar to a glass of bubbling champagne. The hot spring was formed 900 years ago by a hydrothermal eruption, which makes it in geological terms a relatively young system. Its crater is around 65 m (213 ft) in diameter with a maximum depth of approximately 62 m (203 ft) and is filled with an estimated volume of 50,000 m3 (1,800,000 cu ft) of geothermal fluid.