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Swimming in the Cenote, Yucatan 7th October 2011

2 Responses to “Swimming in the Cenote, Yucatan”

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    Corby:

    Finally a new post, glad to see your beautiful images again!

    admin Reply:

    Hi Corby,
    thanks for your kind words. I have many images to share, but time is limited :)
    Will do my best to add at least a few per week. Cheers, Harry

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Swimming in the Cenote, Yucatan

The story behind "Swimming in the Cenote, Yucatan"

Ahhh, it’s been a while, I know :)

Many other things to do, but of course that is no excuse to stop sharing our wonderful little planet.

I will pick up where I left off, in Mexico. In the Yucatan peninsula are many of these so-called ‘cenotes’ or sink holes, where ground water and rain have eroded the soil under the rocky surface into giant caves. Some have collapsed and are now open, others are completely underground (and some are even connected through water-filled tunnels). Many were sacred to the Maya’s and treasures as well as human remains have been found in them.

This particular one is very special as it has a hole on top, where the roots from the tree that is growing on top of the cenote are hanging through. They go all the way to the water, feeding the tree. The water is fresh and many small fish swim alongside you if you take a dip…

Mexico is a wonderful country filled with many cultural and natural wonders.

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