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Maho "beach"  
User currently offlineAirliners7 From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 34 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Hi guys,

I just saw this picture:


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what happened to the beach? Where has all the sand gone?
is paradise now spoiled?
I hope anybody knows something about that...
Maho beach doesn't look like a nice place anymore.

Daniel


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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

I recognized that a few times, too... If you compare old images with newer ones... A sad sight!

October 2003

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Photo © Art Brett - AirTeamImages



changed to:

September 2004

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 Sad

Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Tidal forces and several Hurricanes have swiped the sand out of there. It happens regularly, and the sand will be back.  Smile


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

mother nature working magic, high tide see's the beach disappear, never fear it will return soon!  Smile


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineUnited4EverDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

What is with the rocks then? Do they get moved or do they get covered up?

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3025 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.

User currently offlineKlgaviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Guys,

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!!

Chris

[Edited 2004-09-24 20:55:31]


There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineAirliners7 From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

thanks for your answers. let's hope for the best and that the sand will be back soon...

User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Airbus is testing the A380's departure thrust  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Mark Garfinkel


User currently offlineSelliottsxm From Netherlands Antilles, joined Sep 2004, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Hey Everyone!!

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.

Hope to see some of you one day!!

Steve Elliott


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

Thanks Steve for the explanation. I am keeping my fingers crossed that your beautiful homeland will not get hit by one of these monster storms.
Mark Garfinkel

PS I think SXM should build a small hotel only for airliners.netters.....They should build it next to the Sunset Beach Bar on Maho Beach  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

PS I think SXM should build a small hotel only for airliners.netters.....They should build it next to the Sunset Beach Bar on Maho Beach

Why only for a.net people? What do you have against photographers who go there and are not part of a.net?


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

"Why only for a.net people? What do you have against photographers who go there and are not part of a.net?"

Nothing wrong with doing something for a.netters. Usually doesn't take long before someone else does the same thing..

Staffan


User currently offlineBigden From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2514 times:

Hello Steve Elliott,

Possibly we can get together at the Sunset at the end of October. Wife and I always spend Halloween at SXM

Denis McBriarty



Never met a 747 I didn't like!
User currently offlineCabbott From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 497 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Guys

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.

The beach went from this

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to this

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in less than 48hrs.

Simply amazing what mother nature can do.

So for anyone thinking about heading out there to SXM, Go for it.

Colin


User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

What happened to your first pic?


Chelsea Football Club supporter.
User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Hey, Colin--great angle on that KLM shot. I was at SXM in August and got all the usual pics while I was there, which is probably why I haven't uploaded any. Yours really gives a sense of perspective!

Cheers,
Leanne


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

"Airbus is testing the A380's departure thrust"

Damn, you stole my line...  Wink/being sarcastic

I love the people seemingly "ducking" as the plane passes over them. It's not like they would get cought in the undercarriage if they remained in an upright position...  Smile

Thom@s



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