H2O+CO2=A Sinkhole

Limestone is soluble rock. When exposed to water for extended periods of time, it dissolves. Boy O Boy, when limestone dissolves it really can dissolve so deep that it can reach the underground water. Such a formation is called a sinkhole aka Cenote.

On a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula our tour guide walked us into the forest. We walked for a while and were suddenly exposed to a huge hole in the ground. We peered curiously and were told that it was a sinkhole or a Cenote. After giving us safety instructions, the guide led us down the steps and asked the brave to just dive in.

The water was cool, fresh and crystal clear. We swam into underground caves and saw stalactites and stalagmites. Bats were perched on cave ceilings. We saw marine life all around us.The unique mix of flora, fauna, marine life and this geological miracle left us gasping for breath. If paradise exists, this is how it probably looks, I thought. I could sense the awe in everyone and we were just speechless. We swam in the Cenote and tried to absorb the beauty with our senses until it was time to leave.

This post is not about my travels. It is about taking chances, being adventurous and doing things you have never done before. Only then will you see things you have never seen before.

If you want something you’ve never had
You must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

Thomas Jefferson

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