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Hotels on beachs

written by owen, Thu, 10th Nov

I have always wondered why they build so close to the sea in Jamaica. There is a aggressive move to stop erosion with sea barriers and such.

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In the shallow water, Little Dunns River

written by Anonymous, Tue, 20th Sep at 7:29 am

Last free beach in Ochi Rios. I think the only reason they have no sold this property yet is because it resides on steep slope and it is a very thin strip of land. Eitherway they will find some way to sell it.

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Hellshire, Beach erosion Oct 2015

written by owen, Wed, 07th Oct 2015 at 8:45 am

It is surprising how rapid the progress has been since the last time. Lots of Sargassum this month. And now the wall and stairs at Prendy's is starting to give way despite all their attempts to re-in-force it. All these shops need to move back away from the shoreline but I am sure it is gonna cost a pretty pen to relocate them.

Hellshire Beach, Portmore Jamaica.

Sargassum up close

Sargassum up close

Prendy's staircase

Prendy's staircase

Prendy's staircase

Prendy's staircase

View from the sea

View from the sea

Sargassum coming in

Sargassum coming in

The water soaked sand below the wall is causing it to weaken

The water soaked sand below the wall is causing it to weaken

Walls tipping for ward

Walls tipping for ward

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owen commented: No one care until it is too late. Such is life. [frown] Thanx for your comment. ... read 8 more

Early morning surf

written by owen, Tue, 14th Jul 2015 at 7:23 pm

Was hoping that it would rain today since the sky is overcast and the sea is rough. No such luck though some people made use of the weather. Downtown, Kingston. 8 oclock in the morning, with my cellphone talking to my sister on whatsapp.

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Hellshire, Beach erosion

written by owen, Sun, 03rd May 2015 at 10:19 am

I think beach erosion has nothing to do with "climate change", the great band-aide for everything related to the environment nowadays. We certainly cannot expect these natural wonders to last forever when we destroy everything around it with garbage and over use..

One major factor seems to be the construction of buildings close to the shore line creating a wind barrier. Fences, dividers, docks, I can bet that the beach is thinner in front of these structures. This wind barrier prevents the sand from blowing over and creating dunes of reserve sand behind the beach. Either way as with anything concerning people's livelihood, the economy and poor management, it is probably too late to solve any of these problems. Horse done gone through the gate. Better enjoy it while it lasts. Pictures from Hellshire, Portmore Jamaica.

Staircase in front of Prendy's

Staircase in front of Prendy's

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Norris commented: We need to open our eyes and see what's happening. This is not only happening to hellshire beach. There are other coastlines being affected in the same way. It is unfortunate that this is happening to one of the best chillspot in Jamaica. However we will see more and more of these happening, not only in Jamaica but throughout the world especially in and around The Americas. This is a direct link to the what's happening with the icecap melting in the north. ... read more

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