As you travel south on the eastern (open ocean) side of the island, you will see this little sea wall. It is directly across from a large swamp looking lake. It was knocked down when Hurricane Ivan came through in September 2004. The road it protected was strewn with boulders, fish and lobster spit up by the murderous sea. You couldn't even get through on a scooter. But the locals had a great time scooping up buckets of lobster, conch and various fish.
I've always wanted to climb up there so the other day I stopped and did just that. I was curious what it looked like on the other side. It was actually kind of pretty and it looks like a small beach is forming.
Here's the reason I never step to close to the edge of the cliffs around here. They have been battered so many times in such a short time, none of them are safe anymore. Whenever you see a big crack like this one, get back. That means that it is probably eroded underneath and will be one of the next pieces to fall off. Don't let it take you with it.
Turning around you have this great view of the swampy lake. It is actually called Salina Chica. It is brackish water, not sea, not fresh. One thing it is though....stinky! The road you see in this picture is the one that was covered as described above.