“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” Rachael Carson El Matal Ecuador – June 6 – 11, 2015 The coastline along Playa El Matal continues to change daily. This post will show images taken on June 9th and 11th, 2015. Before seeing this week’s changes, let’s turn back time and take a peek at this beach as it was in June 2012.
Let’s move forward to images from this week; the image below shows the Coco Beach entrance at the end of the road:
Rains, quite abnormal for this time of the year, fell almost all day on Thursday and continued into the night. We normally receive this kind of weather in February.
The ocean did not reach a critical height this past weekend, yet the waves roared to life and thundered to shore. Some people say that the old rhythms are absent; the ocean no longer builds new beach areas. The sea continues to advance. Do you ever think about man’s consumption of sand? Take time to listen to “Let’s talk about sand.”
Some of the homeowners are replacing the damaged/lost bags with new ones, though there is little beach left to support those bags. With the new moon visiting soon, the property owners have a few days left to prepare for the next aguaje.
A few unexpected angels have appeared, but those stories deserve their own posts. I’ll close with more images from Tuesday and Thursday of this week.
Hang in there, those of you at the front line. Keep searching for options, and stand your ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB8ZQI14jMQ Z