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Scotty
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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734885 - 06/08/17 09:30 AM (201.220.7.62)

I have but it appears that through II none are available. I will survive though.
I just have to remember where I am. I'm on SXM and I need to quit complaining. It could be worse, I could be back home working.

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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: Scotty]
      #1734890 - 06/08/17 09:37 AM (47.192.9.53)

I don't blame you. I would be complaining too. Hope you enjoy your trip regardless.

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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734904 - 06/08/17 10:36 AM (24.61.25.213)

Just returned home last night. If you stay at the Club O end of the beach the seaweed is not bad. The farther you trek towards Mt. Vernon the worse the seaweed gets. Yesterday we walked the beach and once you got to Coco Beach Bar we turned around because the seaweed was 2 feet thick and about 4 to 6 feet wide. If you go to the beaches on the north side of the island everything is clear (Mullet, Baie Rouge Happy Bay...)

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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: sjculmo]
      #1735071 - 06/10/17 07:37 AM (208.91.195.229)

When you hear about the meticulous efforts to now save and protect places like Tintamarre it makes one wonder how they can get away with the wholesale destruction that they carry out elsewhere in St. Martin on most days.
I walked Orient Beach this AM - from Club O to the big pock-marked rock by CoCo Beach the one that looks like a scale model of the moon.
They had a full size Hyundai front loader and John Deer tractor tearing up Orient Beach from beyond the waterline (about a foot or two into the sea), to about 70 feet inland. It had rained a time over night and the sand was clumpy and the tractor rake was clogged and was really acting as a plow. They dug into quite a stretch of Orient Beach from just before Bikini Beach, over La Playa beach and a little beyond Waikiki mostly. There were points were they seemed to be digging down 4-5 inches. All to remove the relatively small amount of seaweed that had come in overnight. They pile up their plowed mixture of seaweed and sand into huge piles at each end of their excavation. These piles are now quite long and get maybe 3-4 feet high.
Iím no Oceanographer, but a complete moron could see that this is so shamefully shortsighted and reckless of them!.

Edited by Modi (06/10/17 07:57 AM)


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Scotty
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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: Modi]
      #1735111 - 06/10/17 05:38 PM (201.220.7.62)

We have never gone early to Orient Beach. What time can a person start getting a chair at Pedro's?

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Modi
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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: Scotty]
      #1735117 - 06/10/17 08:56 PM (208.91.195.229)

This morning the Pedro's Beach guy was just starting setting up chairs at app. 6:15 a.m. That's a half hour after sunrise. I'm sure if you plunked yourself down in one as he dragged it out, he would not have turned you away. There were several people out there before sunrise trying to catch the sunrise today.

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Scotty
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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: Modi]
      #1735118 - 06/10/17 09:06 PM (201.220.7.62)

Well, I don't think I'll be there by 6:15.

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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: Modi]
      #1735126 - 06/11/17 01:05 AM (47.197.13.187)

Quote:

Modi said:
They had a full size Hyundai front loader and John Deer tractor tearing up Orient Beach from beyond the waterline




I wonder why they're not using the specialized machine that was bought.

www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/53874-sindextour-acquires-specialised-machine-to-pick-up-sargassum

Maybe the best solution is to stop the invasion before it gets to the beach.

theoceancleaner.wordpress.com/sargassum-problem/


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Re: Seaweed?? [Re: bksm]
      #1735253 - 06/13/17 06:51 AM (208.91.195.229)

Good question about that special seaweed removal machine? What happened to that? Comparatively speaking a bit more seaweed came in last night and with a cruise ship scheduled today they carved much more of Orient Beach up this morning in the same hideous manner with the same machines... this time from the Le String beachwear shop all the way past Waikiki. Only thing untouched was their accumulating mound of plowed rotting material that now stretches in the spot with no businesses behind it , that is between Kontiki beach to Bikini beach.

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