Pyramids and underwater beasties
Trip Start Jun 30, 2008
62Trip End May 09, 2009
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After a very sweaty day of tramping, we decided to skip the early evening shadow snake effect, and just in time as a busload of 80 middle aged Americans had just arrived and was being blinded by their loud baseball caps and hawaiian shirts. We found the ideal place to cool down though, an underground cenote near Valladolid- a cave naturally hollowed out in the limestone where you can swim amongst stalagtites and tree roots. There was also the odd wriggly thing in the water which I tried not to think about too much, or especially not tell Jason who managed to look pale under his bronzed tan as it was. According to a youth who was hanging round, the cenote was discovered by a local farmer who was chasing a runaway boar with a machete when it fell through the ceiling and thus has mystical properties. Not sure whether I believe him or he made it up on the spot at the prospect of getting a 10 peso tip.