Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jungle Love

This is looking down at Cancun. We also headed to Playa Del Carmen where Brian knew a local who showed up some Cenote's in the jungle.

"Cenotes are surface connections to subterranean water bodies.While the best-known cenotes are large open water pools measuring tens of meters in diameter, such as those at Chichén Itzá, the greatest number of cenotes are smaller sheltered sites and do not necessarily have any surface exposed water. The term cenote has also been used to describe similar karst features in other countries such as Cuba and Australia, in addition to the more generic term of sinkholes.
Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water infiltrating slowly through the ground, and therefore contains very little suspended particulate matter. The groundwater flow rate within a cenote may be very slow at velocities ranging from 1 to 1000 meters per year.In many cases, cenotes are areas where sections of cave roof have collapsed revealing an underlying cave system and the water flow rates here may be much faster: up to 10,000 meters per day. Cenotes around the world attract cave divers who have documented extensive flooded cave systems through them, some of which have been explored for lengths of 100 kilometers or more"

We hiked back thru the trees and came to this rad house and in the back was this hole... you crawl down this hole and come upon this. We swam in the super cold water for a few min's. I was a bit scared and didn't bring my fancy camera down the hole bcuz knowing me i'd drop it and ruin it. It was pretty rad.

Brian did a workshop in Playa and it was not too far from these cenote's. This is the poster for the class, below is the studio of his friend Maru.

You drive down the road above and then we took a left and it heads to the jungle where the cenotes are.


Super71 said...

Thats a sweet swimming hole,I love Mexico,and crazy mofos that wear jogging suits with cowboy hats.I'm hate'n on ya!

Fashion Serial Killer said...

yah, the water hole's were pretty amazing.If you are ever down there you DEF need to go to the hole. the black hole. I was a bit scared of being eaten by some crazy fish tho.

you need to be that guy for halloween-cowboy hat and jogging suit.

woodenheart said...

this place looks amazing... i love the hobbit house but would be SO afraid to climb into that black hole.

goldlionaz said...

Wow, you trip looks incredible! So visually stunning. I would have loved to do yoga in that yurt. It looks like a cut out from a magazine.