Saturday, February 25, 2017
Celestun, Flamingos and Ojos de Agua
Here's a video of our boat moving through a flock . It doesn't give a very good sense of how strikingly pink these birds are. Not like this interesting poster from the outside of a Merida hotel.
After the flamingo fiesta our boat unexpectedly entered a small opening in the mangroves at full speed. This seemed to be a calculated move to give the tourists a thrill in case they weren't that excited by the cackling pink hordes. The boat slowed down and glided silently through the mangroves.
We drifted to a narrow docking area and were shown an ojo de agua. This is a place where fresh, clean water from the underground rivers which course through the Yucatan bubbles to the surface. These freshwater ojos have a major impact on the ecosystem and also provide a fun place to swim.
Next post - Mexico City!