Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Real Oasis

This amazing sight is located in Peru. The oasis is running low on water due to global warming (yet another way we have affected the planet). Like most places of wonder, this one has a story:

The lagoon also boasts its own legend. As the story goes, it was created when a beautiful princess was surprised in her bath by an over-zealous suitor.

Appalled, she fled. Her dirty water became the lagoon and the folds of her mantle, streaming behind her, became the surrounding sand dunes.

Today, she is said to be happy again, living deep in the lagoon as a mermaid. Not such an appealing prospect if the water runs dry.

You can read the entire article here.

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