Shark Breach at Bora Bora

The super luxurious resort on the South Pacific island of Bora Bora is renown for tranquil beaches and unmatched beauty.  But something sinister seems to have occurred a few hours ago according to sketchy reports coming in via twitter.

An anomalous high tide allowed ocean fish that usually can’t get into the island’s lagoon to swim into the usually safe swimming area for the well heeled tourists. A weeks stay for two costs $11,000 American.

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Due to this rogue high tide phenomenon, the dreaded and deadly Great White Shark went hunting in the lagoon.

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Preliminary reports are that there may have been casualties. If the twitter photos just received below are any indication, there had to be casualties.

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The above is a fake news story that I couldn’t resist including in the blog after watching a Sharknado Movie Marathon. Believe it or not I just watched six Sharknado movies in a row. I am currently a Sharkmaniac!

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Check out this earlier blog: https://markozen.com/2017/07/27/shark-week-in-the-peg/

The Cave of Swallows

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The Cave of Swallows, also called the Cave of the Swallows (Spanish: Sótano de las Golondrinas), is an open air pit cave in the Municipality of Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The elliptical mouth, on a slope of karst, is 49 by 62 m wide and is undercut around all of its perimeter, widening to a room approximately 303 by 135 meters (994 by 442 ft) wide. The floor of the cave is a 333-meter (1092 ft) freefall drop from the lowest side of the opening, with a 370-meter (1,214 ft) drop from the highest side, making it the largest known cave shaft in the world, the second deepest pit in Mexico and perhaps the 11th deepest in the world.

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The cave is a popular vertical caving destination. Cavers anchor their ropes on the low side, where bolts have been installed in the rock and the area is clear of obstructions. Rappelling to the floor can take up to an hour. Climbing back out may take from forty minutes to more than two hours. A person without a parachute would take almost ten seconds to freefall from the mouth to the floor, hence the pit is also popular with extreme sports enthusiasts for BASE jumping. An average-sized hot air balloon has been navigated through the 160-foot (49 m) wide opening and landed on the floor below. BASE jumpers can get out in about 10 minutes using a winch.

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