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Thread: No swimming part of St Jean

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    andynap is offline
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    No swimming part of St Jean

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    Andy

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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    Why?

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    andynap is offline
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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    Here is the Google translation- sand replenishment

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    Swimming prohibited in the Bay of St-Jean From Monday, October 4, 2021 until Friday, October 15, 2021 inclusive, access to and swimming in part of the bay of St-Jean (west side of the airport) is prohibited, to the right of sand replenishment works.


    Andy

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    Eve is offline
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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    Not much beach over there anyway

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    Eve is offline
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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    Reensitively? I have a feeling reensablement means they are adding sand?
    they did that a few years ago between Tom Beach and Eden Rock

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    kent1994 is offline
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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    They add sand one place and soon lose it at another. We stayed at Les Ilets in 2007 and they had a large beach. No more.

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    cec1 is online now
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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    Same exercise & restrictions at end of August / early September for Grand Cul de Sac.

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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    Sand has been a problem on Saint Barth for many years. This from 1970.

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    Eve is offline
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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    It was pretty cool to watch last time. The rocks in front Les Ilets have ruined the entire beach

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    Cwater is online now
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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    I remember years ago watching them replace the sand in front of Emaraude Plage. The big tube was amazing.

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    cec1 is online now
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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    Quote Originally Posted by Cwater View Post
    I remember years ago watching them replace the sand in front of Emaraude Plage. The big tube was amazing.
    Still the same to watch!

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    Re: No swimming part of St Jean

    JEK, that is super cool that you have old newsletters that show on one hand that the politics of decision making seems to the same as always, and simultaneously that despite the frustratingly slow pace of evolving rules and habits, that things have dramatically improved as well. Can you image a truck driving up to St Jean beach and scooping up the sand and driving away? Or that someone would propose the solution to be going to Saline to scoop their sand instead? Now the fight is about over building at St Jean, which time will tell if it is or isn't going to be the disaster predicted.

    Many people would like to lock their favorite places in amber to preserve them just the way they like them, but change is constant even if you do nothing, as the disappearing sand on St Jean demonstrates, so the best you can do is find a pathway of 'best' changes, which is something that will never get 100% (or even 50%) agreement. The battles are to chart that course.

    Along those lines, adding sand to beaches is forbidden in many locations around the world because it is considered un-environmental and destructive to the plants and animals where the sand is put AND deeper out where the sand comes from. Some would prefer that nature be allowed to do its thing even if that means people don't get a sandy beach to play on.

    Like most of us, I'm personally on team "change it or keep it the way I like it." Of course the disagreements are built into the phrase "the way I like it" whether it be sand, construction, vaccines or tipping at restaurants.

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