We'll start where I usually do. The little beach in front of Villa Kin (formerly Casa Maya). This is located right at the start of the bridge going over to the Avalon. Not much change. This little beach seems to be impervious to erosion or growth.
Looking over to the Avalon's beach. The deeper water that runs under the bridge is getting narrower as the beaches continue to grow.
This is the beach that is on the east side of the NaBalam. It is also the beach you see in the title picture of my blog. (scroll back up) With the placement of all those sand bags, the beach is now growing. Nothing like it was before, but still there is hope. Notice the stick that I always use to gage the beach here. It should not be in the water.
Looking at the corner of the front restaurant of the NaBalam. Last time I updated, the water was lapping on the foundation.
Looking back from that corner to the Avalon and the bridge.
Standing in front of the NaBalam restaurant, looking along North Beach. As a sign of how well the NaBalam is not doing, look at all the footprints of people passing by but not stopping. I suppose that is what you get when you continually raise your rates but let your hotel continue to crumble and deteriorate.
North Beach, eroded or not, continues to be one of the nicest beaches around. And one of the safest. Look how far out people can go and still not even get wet!
Approaching the beach at Maria del Mar and the swing bar. In December the water was up past these palm trees. Now that's beach reclamation. It appears that this has become the new topless area of North Beach. (enlarge for proof!)
Yes, they are still there. Yes, we see them.
In front of the swing bar. The beach along North Beach undulates in and out and now has an incline to get to the water.
Not much going on at the swing bar on this beautiful day.
Again, these front palms were under water in December. And no, that woman on the left is not hanging her laundry. Those are the privacy curtains that surround those stupid beds. I don't even want to guess why people would need privacy. Ick.
Finally and distressingly. I saw lots of these on the beach today.
Fully armed with bullet proof vests. Machine guns in hand. Some of them even had those black masks on to hide their identity. Which I find incredibly spooky. Really, we don't need this huge military presence on the beach. Just when we are trying so hard to assure people that it is safe here. Which it is. Why do they want to needlessly scare vacationers like that. Not too bright.