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I'm wet, tired, sore & chilled and have just had the most awesome day:-)
Today we headed off to the ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal) along with 7 other tourists and 2 guides -- Aaron & Martin -- to walk, climb, swim and scamper 200 meters below ground.
Starting at 7:30 we drove about an hour to get to the ...
... and we moved in. Then we picked up a few things at the grocery store nearby and wandered into town, a 15-20 minute stroll, and had a nice lunch/dinner at Fuego restaurant and then caught a cab back for a early night. Lots more about the Kiskadee and San Ignacio to come. ...
... deer partner Kristen, the girl we arrived with, has now left for good so we help each other out. Throwing the rotting fruit into their enclosure can be made fun! We also are gathering a lot of browse as people are away. The most challenging part now is finding the stuff as cutting back plants 4 times a day they don't last that long before ...
... what else was in the water, but I really tried not to think about it. Finally, we climbed up some more rocks into an area where we had to take our shoes off. We spent the next hour in a museum in the cave. This wasn't like any other museum we had been to. All of the artifacts were left where they had been found and were right in front of us. Nothing was labeled or protected - everything was just right there. This is where evidence of Mayan life hundreds and hundreds of ...
... who was sscraficed and now calcified so the bones glittered in the light.Interestingly, they now know the maiden was actually a 17 year old boy. The photos I am using are taken from the internet as cameras were not allowed do to some knucklehead dropping his phone and crushing a skull.As we left the cave area we saw a huge owl take off with as fresh kill. What a way to end the day.
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