Cenotes — Sacred Waters

I searched a long time to show you this — years. I hope you enjoy the reblog.  Click to enlarge the photo.

At last, a photo of a tiny fraction of my underground beach -- way in the back. Image Courtesy:  Google Images

At last, a photo of a tiny fraction of my underground beach — way in the back.
Image Courtesy: Google Images

Diabetic Redemption

When I was 37, I went to the Yucatan for a week.  While I was there, I registered for a day trip to visit four cenotes (se-NO-tays.)  Cenotes are openings to underground fresh water, filtered through limestone, and crystal clear.  Cenotes were the only source of fresh water for the Mayans of the Yucatan.  But some divers have found, far back in the systems of caves, ritual offerings such as beads and jewelry, and even human remains, (only bones, no disintegrating bodies.)

We walked back into the jungle, and came to a hole in the ground with stairs leading down.  I had my snorkeling gear, and we swam into the cave.  While my group snorkeled around on the surface, we could see divers exploring the bottom, which, we were told, was 60 feet deep.  I felt like I could just reach down and touch them.  Amazing.

We came around a…

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