Flying toilet bombs

I was just thinking today about where I would be today if I could chose anywhere in the world. It’s here: Cathedral Cove in New Zealand and it has one of the most bizarre but coolest toilets I’ve ever been into. 

The cove looks like something from a film set and it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. The only route in (for most) is a long walk followed by steep steps down into the Cove. It’s wild and secluded and you’d never imagine finding public toilets here but hidden away at the far end of the beach, under the trees, there actually are some. They’re built into a raised wooden building and you climb wooden steps to reach them.

They’re fairly clean but what’s bizarre is that the toilet looks quite normal when you go in but when you look closer you realise it’s just a hole going straight down into a gigantic waste barrel (which is a bit gross) It’s high enough though for that to work with no danger of splash-back!. There’s also no plumbing so there’s only the sea to wash hands afterwards.

These massive barrels sit underneath gathering all the waste and apparently get emptied four times a year by helicopter. Must be quite a job. Can’t imagine the smell and the weight of them. Imagine if one fell and exploded everywhere…

Published by AnnaH

My name's Anna and I decided to write a blog following an accident last year. I will never regain the full use of my right hand and an operation led to additional, ongoing complications. This is about my struggles following the accident and the challenges of trying to save the use I still have in my hand. It’s a story about my product and why it appeared in my head one day because of my traumatic experiences. How I took that positive vision and worked towards bringing it to life. The challenges of putting it together and getting it to the market whilst still undergoing debilitating, ongoing treatment. It's a journey you can share with me. I'm not there yet...

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