DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 3051 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 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 3003 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 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2822 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 Mar 2000, 497 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2320 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.