DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3078 times:
It looks like the rocks may have been put there to help buffer the road and runway in situations like the above, if you notice in some pictures if SXM with the large area of sand, there are some rocks poking through near the road.
Klgaviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
It's a common cycle, don't worry. Every year there are a few months where the sand is washed away, but it is replenished after. The rocks are there as a means of anti-errosion, to keep the road from crumbling into the water. It seems to be a bit more durastic than usual, however as Wietse said it's just the hurricanes. Number four is on it's way!!
[Edited 2004-09-24 20:55:31]
There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
Selliottsxm From Netherlands Antilles, joined Sep 2004, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2849 times:
As a St. Maarten resident I am happy to tell you that the beach is back. We had several hurricanes pass close to us and the beach sand gets pulled out. WE havn't been hit this year (cross your fingers for us) and the island looks better than it has in years.
Cabbott From Denmark, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 497 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2347 times:
I got back from a 2 week vacation at SXM 5 days ago.
When we arrived Jeanne was passing North West and the swell had build up so much it destroyed the beach at Maho. 4 days before we were due to go come another swell from karl pushed the beach back up. Simply amazing.