Before and After Party

Before Party. Beachfront Epic. The beach smells terrible. The sand is not white, but grey. But maybe authorities will tell us it was always like that…?

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April 30, 2017, Beachfront Epic.
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April 30, Beachfront Epic

The day after. White Beach?

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May 1, 2017, Beachfront Epic, after party. But never mind. What the staff will not clean up, the ocean will do, as it always does. Out of sight, out of mind!! But there is still this foul scent in the air.

Two Beaches – One Day

Bolabog Beach and White Beach are opposite of each other. At the narrowest point these beaches are not even 500 meters apart. Bolabog facing toward east, White Beach facing toward west. However, it seems, as if both beaches were located on two different islands.

Impressions from today, April 26, 2017

Bolagob Beach

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It’s very hot today (35 °C). Even if a gentle breeze today offers a nice relief at Bolabog Beach, an umbrella is not a bad idea!
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The light breeze from east is still enough to keep a kite in the air.
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Aissatou Beach Resort (Habagat Kiteboarding) has the best location at Bolabog. They even have a nice garden inside where you can relax.

White Beach (today)

Because the White Beach lies lee side, there is hardly to feel any wind today. The south part of the beach is quiet free from algeas now. A lot of algeas are still in the middle part just at the height of the Regency Resort. But here at the south it is almost a perfect beach day, and look at these colors!

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Crystal blue (White Beach, South, Angol)
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What a background for a selfie!
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Enjoy a dive…
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Enjoy scrubbing your skin with the fine sands of White Beach (fine and white at least partially!!)

 

MAD SNAIL DISEASE

What is wrong with this snails?mad snail, gary

Why do they come ashore,

where they decease dreadful,

dried out by the merciless sun

by the thousands?

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Snails stranded
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Snail

We don’t want to blame the algeas, do we? Although it is a fact that this phenomenon occures with the algeabloom on its peak. It is also known, that these kind of algeas divest oxygen from the water. So, is it maybe the lack of oxygen that drives these animals out of their habitat.

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Snail in it’s natural habitat under water

What Is Missing…

on this picture?

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Easter Saturday 2017, 4.30 pm, Station 3

Right, the boats on the beach! How nice. No obstacle is blocking the way if you were out for a beach stroll. If you wanted to jogg the whole strech of the White Beach, especially during the 2 hours before sunset – Easter saturday was the day. A day for true beach lovers. Where were the felt a hundred thousand paraws lined up at Station 1 and from Paradise Garden Resort to Station 3? It was the Day-Off of all the water-sport-businesses.

Kind of Different

White Beach is sold out and lined up with big hotel resorts and restaurant businesses. Mostly unispiring concret buildings, andvancing as far as they can to the beachfront (not to waste any money!) Terms likes small, cosy or restraint are not in the vocabulary of big companies or investors.

So, the cafe Zucchero seems to be an exception worth to mention.

It’s small and cosy and painted in happy caribean colours. It stands out.

Also the coffee is not so bad. The cakes – you have to decide for yourself!

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Water never so bad for so long!

March 22, 2017

Never I experienced the water so bad for so long. Today I swam at Angol (White Beach). Still (since many weeks now), the visibility is bad. There is not only the algeas that bake in the sun, rot at both ends of White Beach and spread that rotten stinch like fouling gabbage. The water is still so green and unpleasant even 150 meters of coast, where I usually swim. And after swimming I felt ichy in my trunks and around my neck. I developed lots of nasty wheals. This was my worst experience at the White Beach so far.

First I swam from Asya resort towards Sundowner resort. But as the water got worse (greener) I tried the other direction towards the mainland. But then, soon the stinch there got so bad that I turned back.

Usually there are many boats with tourists in this area, bringing them here for snorkeling. Today there was not a single one! Because of the ugly smell of cours!

The water temperature was not too warm. Around 22 degrees with the tendency to get warmer now. Air 33 degrees.