OK. Something I forgot to mention after I came back Saturday for a 10 day trip is the beach erosion.
Maybe someone living on the island can comment on this. We were in st Martin two years ago and some of the beaches we loved so much like Baie rouge, Maho and Mullet look VERY different now.
Baie Rouge is almost only rocks. no sand near the water. I compared pictures from two years ago and pictures now and it's astonishing. very disturbing. what happened ?????
We used to be able to comfortably sit on Maho as well. Maho is now a very tiny bit of sand near the road, and the water almost climb all the way to the top, which makes things very uncomfortable when its crowded by cruise vacationeers.
Same with Mullet. I remember seeing 3-4 rows of chairs, then sand then water on Mullet bay. Now, only 2 rows, rocks near and in the water, and water going up much closer to the buildings than 2 years ago.
what's happening ? glacier melting ?
water level rising ?
are the authorities doing anything about this ?
Is this something recurrent that will get fixed eventually ?