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Rocks showing at Maho #104306
08/02/2016 12:28 PM
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Lots of rocks were exposed on the beach when we were there this last May. Been watching the webcam every day since then and nothing has changed. Never seen it last this long without the sand returning.

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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: SXMScubaman] #104307
08/04/2016 12:17 PM
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We are here now. Small beach is forcing plane watchers into the roadway.
Very dangerous!

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: davecyndi] #104308
08/04/2016 12:37 PM
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davecyndi said:
We are here now. Small beach is forcing plane watchers into the roadway.
Very dangerous!


Small beach has nothing to do with inattention, stupidity and ignorance of the danger of standing in the road.

As you said, very dangerous but the people are creating their own danger.


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: ruralcarrier] #104309
08/04/2016 01:06 PM
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I would agree. The dangerous situation at Maho is mostly a function of people who are not very bright, regardless of whether there is a big beach or a small one. If there are a couple of ships in (and often even if there's not), people stand in the street, they walk in the street, they walk down the concrete dividers in front and in between cars, usually having had several alcoholic drinks. It makes me very nervous to drive through there many times, because people apparently think they are invincible. It is quite surprising to me that someone has not gotten really badly hurt from being hit by a car there.


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: Carol_Hill] #104310
08/04/2016 03:59 PM
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100% correct.


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: Carol_Hill] #104311
08/04/2016 04:14 PM
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Was watching as AirFrance approached and lnded today. Showery day found puddles in road and people walking in streets. I'm sure a few drivers were quite upset. JetBlue takeoff had a blast of water hitting people near the fence.
Absolutely ridiculous.

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: Bob_Dot] #104312
08/04/2016 06:43 PM
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To each his own.

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: SXMBND] #104313
08/04/2016 08:40 PM
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Stupid is as stupid does.


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: ruralcarrier] #104314
08/04/2016 11:32 PM
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So does this mean that you don't go in the ocean? More people have died in the ocean on SXM than have been killed or hurt at the airport. How about skiing? How about mountain climbing? Hang gliding? Scuba diving? Football? Every one of those sports has more casualties than watching planes land and take off. People do things for the thrill of it. People don't do things that are boring.

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: weeks5051] #104315
08/05/2016 05:42 AM
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Watching planes land and take off is one thing, knowingly walking/standing in traffic and impeding traffic flow is another. I would not walk in a heavy traffic area for the "thrill of it".


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: ruralcarrier] #104316
08/05/2016 07:42 AM
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Agreed. I love watching the planes at Maho. But that does NOT involve standing in the middle of the road to do it.


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: weeks5051] #104317
08/05/2016 08:08 AM
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As we were driving through that area back in April, people were trying to balance themselves atop the Jersey barriers in the middle of the road. We actually saw a guy (with a beer in hand....) slip off the barrier and into the side of a car that was slowly passing through ahead of us. Thank heavens the driver was going slow and watching the antics and most important, thank heavens the guy landed on his feet instead of falling under the car. I can only imagine how bad the driver would have felt had he hurt this person, through no apparent fault of his own.

Sorry, people do STUPID things here and based only on what I've seen, I'm thinking the combination of the 'thrill of it all' coupled with the alcoholic substances only exacerbates the problem.

Sorry, weeks, I meant to reply to ruralcarrier. My apologies..... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />

Last edited by pat; 08/05/2016 12:44 PM.

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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: Carol_Hill] #104318
08/05/2016 08:30 AM
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I agree about standing in the middle of the road to watch the planes. I don't go plane watch as much as I used to, when I do I stand on the beach side to watch planes land and on the narrow strip of grass to experience taking off. I think SXM made a big mistake by putting the second fence up because it makes the grassy area that much narrower.
Anyway, I do agree that standing in the roadway is dangerous and inconsiderate of the drivers.

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: pat] #104319
08/05/2016 08:33 AM
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Pat.. No problem. And I agree about people drinking and balancing themselves on the concrete. I don't drink beer and only have wine or cocktails when I'm on a beach chair or with dinner.

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: ruralcarrier] #104320
08/05/2016 09:07 AM
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You can't fix stupid.

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: SXMBND] #104321
08/05/2016 09:17 AM
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SXMBND said:
You can't fix stupid.


Hey, are you telling me there is no hope and that I am going to be this way forever?
<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />


Be careful of the toes you step on today for they may be connected to the foot of the person's a$s you have to kiss tomorrow.
Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: weeks5051] #104322
08/05/2016 09:57 AM
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The experience of watching 747s land and take off are even on people's bucket list.
http://www.grindtv.com/random/klm-747-ne...ysQx74jshk3J.97

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: weeks5051] #104323
08/05/2016 12:36 PM
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Could be the last item on the list before they die if they plan it right! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />



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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: pat] #104324
08/05/2016 12:36 PM
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It all starts with "Hold my beer and watch this"!

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: wofan] #104325
08/05/2016 12:43 PM
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Okay then, so the guy drinking the beer and standing on the barrier was a jerk and that's his right. As stated earlier, you just can't fix stupid....... My sympathy would have been with the guy driving the car and doing everything right.....can you just imagine how terrible he would have felt if the jerk had been hurt. My thought - would have served the jerk right if he did sustain some kind of a minor injury but all my sympathies would go to the driver. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: pat] #104326
08/09/2016 11:08 PM
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This sure took a different turn. Was in Alaska out of internet and just got back. Original post was about all the rocks showing.

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: SXMScubaman] #104327
08/09/2016 11:17 PM
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lol

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: SXMScubaman] #104328
08/10/2016 05:28 AM
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This sure took a different turn. Was in Alaska out of internet and just got back. Original post was about all the rocks showing.


And with rocks showing it makes for less beach and therefore some people choose to walk in the roadway.


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: Bob_Dot] #104329
09/07/2016 09:24 AM
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LOL...you can't fix stupid!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: SXMScubaman] #104330
09/07/2016 09:51 AM
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This sure took a different turn. Was in Alaska out of internet and just got back. Original post was about all the rocks showing.


Hmmm, I just took it to be the natural progression of the post... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: ruralcarrier] #104331
09/07/2016 12:17 PM
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Watching planes land and take off is one thing, knowingly walking/standing in traffic and impeding traffic flow is another. I would not walk in a heavy traffic area for the "thrill of it".


EXACTLY

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: DavidinChelseaMA] #104332
09/07/2016 12:42 PM
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OK,. So the sand isn't coming back ?????lol

Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: madg1108] #104333
09/07/2016 12:53 PM
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OK,. So the sand isn't coming back ?????lol


Like countless times in the past and countless more in the future, the sand comes and goes. The next complaint might be for so much sand the road could be closed.


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: ruralcarrier] #104334
09/07/2016 12:59 PM
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My complaint is that the webcam isn't coming up for me! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> Are other people seeing it?


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: Carol_Hill] #104335
09/07/2016 01:15 PM
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Not getting a picture either.


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Re: Rocks showing at Maho [Re: ruralcarrier] #104336
09/07/2016 03:56 PM
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Getting one now.


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