This turned out to be my favourite excursion.
23.03.2011 - 24.03.2011 25 °C
We stated early and were on the ferry to the mainland. Sitting on the stern we had a wonderfully bumpy ride and chatted with David who is from Halifax. He was on this trip by himself as his wife was not really an underground secret river type person.
angel met us at Playa del Camon and our group of nine now boarded a van. It took us about 20 minutes to get out of town and then up a very bumpy road into the jungle. We were in introduced to our guide Gonzo and he outfitted us with wet suits, watershoes, helmets, and lights. He made us hit the washroom and have a shower. THIS TRIP WAS AWSOME!!!
We started into the caves, (cenote) at times we were walking, wading, swimming and walking chest deep down the river. The sights were more than I really could imagine even having seen the photos ahead of time. We saw crab spiders, also know as whip spiders, bats and catfish. Gonzo was so excited to share his love of the cenote we were in you could help but realize how lucky you were to have his as a guide and to have the honour of exploring the river. We were not to touch things, not to pee in the water, and no cameras. One area had the stalactites quite red/brown looking. That apparently was created by a fridge door being dumped on the jungle floor and left to rust.
Two hours sped by and out we came for a light lunch and relaxing in the hammocks.
Angel met us and back to Playa del Carmon where there was time for a wander though town and a dip in the water, Berfore we took the ferry arriving back on the ship at 4:50 with a departure at 5.
That night was enjoyed a great dinner of Chicken Wellington followed by playing x-box with Rachel while we waited for Jukebox to sing. When they came near the end of their set I asked about requests. They said not tonight, but they had a song just for me. They sang a medley (I can give you anything but love, baby) to wish me happy birthday all arranged by Rachel. We balanced out the night with a drink and listening to the string group play. It was a good day.