The heavy rains over the weekend caused massive erosion especially at the Station 2 area of the White Beach. Literally the whole back beach in front of Aria is gone!
TODAY, SATURDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2017
White Beach to its full extension! A strech of about 4 kilometers.
Direction of view is north to south.
Today we had 11 hours and 27 minutes of sun.
low tide was at 9:03 am; – 0.1m
TODAY, FRIDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2017
… as todays low tide was – 0.3 at 8:15 am.
A beautiful hot and calm day with max. winds of 5knts. Not too many tourists.
TODAY, WEDNESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2017
Sunset 17:25 h
Sometimes I wonder, how crazy this world is. Living in a touristic place – an island, with wide, long sandy beaches, lovely warm seas, turquoise shallow waters and magnificent sunsets, most people seem not at all enjoy, what I am enjoying – the offerings of nature!
That might be a reason why those tourists are not disturbed much by overdevelopment in every single part, of a more and more aggressive tourist industry. The awe of a sunset is reduced to a video clip they made from the actual sunset. It looks like there is no devotion, no meditation or pureness in their sensation.
It seems though, they enjoy what they are doing. And even if this kind of joy may be very shallow – it is a kind of joy!
It seems, many of them have no sense for nature anymore. Nature is reduced to a frozen picture or a video clip, they can send via WhatsApp back home. With affectation of awe, they possibly describe to their relatives and friends how awesome that sunset was they have eye witnessed, when in truth, they just took a video of it. That’s their virtual reality!
Today it is ‘All Saints’ Day’. Today the water sports businesses are suspended. Today one could walk or jog, the entire stretch of the beach, which one can usually not (at least not in the afternoon), because of the ‘hundred’s’ of sailing boats (serving thousands of tourists) ‘parking’ right on the beach, waiting for customers.
Today the horizon was open, not covered by the same sailing boats, whose vast number, makes it sometimes difficult to catch a free view of the sunset and horizon.
Today however the sun set behind a mystic blue-grey wall, which was quiet magnificent. Nature, in all its facets and appearances, is only comprehensible if captured with the naked eye, and seen with a true heart!
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Mostly sunny; Habagat 12-15 knots
Every coin has its two sides and so has White Beach.
White Beach had shown its best side on calm, sunny conditions, just when I returned from Europe. It changed dramaticaly when the southwest monsoon (Habagat) introduced itself.
First stirrings of a change in the weather pattern.
Wind is comming up; first driftwood washed ashore.
But there is more to come. A moderate southwest monsoon changes the face of the ‘White Beach’. Floating things, like plastic, debris but mostly driftwood or coconuts etc, gets washed ashore in large quantities and leaves behind a wild mess on the beach.