Before everyone's thoughts and actions turned to Hurricane Ida last week, the beach recovery effort over in Cancun had started. There is an excellent post about it here.
During the hurricane preparations and rough seas, the boat disappeared. I have no idea where they may have anchored it. I was secetly hoping that the thing was pulled out to sea and sunk. With no people on it of course. But, alas, this morning the thing can once again be seen passing by my house on its' way out to sea to ruin even more of the seabed for our local fishermen.
It passes so close to shore that I can hear its' engines loudly pumping away.
And a close up view.
I understand very well the economic impact to Cancun with the loss of the beaches. Again. But how many times can our fragile aquatic ecosystem go through this? Sucking up the bottom of the ocean, upsetting fish, lobster and shrimp habitats. Messing with, and sometimes ruining, the economic status of our local fishermen. So that tourists in Cancun can have someplace to put their butts. I get very angry and emotional about this whole issue of plundering our ocean just to get that almighty tourist dollar.
But nothing I think, say or could do will change the inevitable. Sand will continue to be dredged from our ocean, carried to Cancun and sprayed on the beaches to once again enlarge them. Only to be repeated again in a couple of years because Mother Nature knows best. And she knows that Cancun has screwed itself with its' building plan (or lack thereof) and will never be able to sustain these artificially created beaches.