Saturday, April 25, 2009
cenotes of the yucatan + penguins of antartica
The Yucatan has no noticeable surface rivers, the limestone plateau is riddled with underground streams and caves. A cenote (from the Mayan word, dzonot) is created when a cave ceiling collapses and opens up to the surface. All of them are uniquely different. We went to two: Dos Ojos and Gran Cenote. Millions of bird and bats live in holes in the cave walls and their peeps and chirps echo throughout——this baby fell from from above and was saved from drowning.
Last night we watched Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World. This was one of my favorite scenes.