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Old Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 10:09 PM
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Old Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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omg! there's nothing left of the beach at the moment. that is about the worst i have seen it.
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I have never seen it this bad before either!!!! Wow!!! I didn't even know there were rocks around the chickees. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't believe it! Hope the beach comes back SOON!!
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In Aruba now and never saw anything like this in thirty years. NO beach anywhere and huts all over the place.
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l-be safe and a hug to hubby!

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Old Monday, November 8th, 2010, 12:15 PM
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Liz - thanks for the update. So sad.

As sherry said... be safe.
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Old Monday, November 8th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Per Olga, there are 14 huts down on our beach.
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This is amazing-----so very sad for our beautiful Aruba. As often as they say that the beach will return, it is nothing like it was 25 years ago. I looked at the Bucuticam streaming and it is terrible. For those of us who walk down to the cam from ABC/CDM we know there is a large beach which we trudge over to get up to the cam area. Now it is gone. We've been there when there are large waves and we've seen some of the sand disappear with rocks exposed, but never has it been this bad. Thanks for the eery update.
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Per Olga, there are 14 huts down on our beach.
OMG Elaine-----fourteen chickees down????? Difficult to believe. You and I have seen the sand diminish and a bit of water coming up to our chickees, but nothing like this. I'm sure your chickee and mine have disappeared. Other than Olga have you heard from any Arubans??
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Old Monday, November 8th, 2010, 04:03 PM
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I think we've seen more than "a bit" of water reach our huts. One year, if you remember, I almost had to anchor myself so I wouldn't be pulled out, but I wasn't moving!! As bad as I thought I'd seen it, never like this!

No, I haven't heard from anyone, and my Aruba friends don't go to the beach.
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Yes, Elaine----we've seen the water around us----this though is much worse. I know the Aruba friends don't go to the beach, but they must be talking about the tail end of Tomas coming to the island. They also must be amazed at all the rain in September and October.
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I'm a little late to the party on this thread, but YIKES!!!! This really is terrible. I know you can't control Mother Nature but give us a break already. I will try to think good thoughts and remain hopeful that in time things will begin to improve.

I'm stretching for a little humor here, so please don't think I'm taking this lightly. But is this for real? 14 chickees just gone? And yours might be among them? Your chickees are like landmarks for pete's sake. Will you rebuild or just move?
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Received an email from an Aruba friend today. He said, "Either bring an umbrella or I'll share a chickee with you near the wall." Sad!!!!
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I'm a little late to the party on this thread, but YIKES!!!! This really is terrible. I know you can't control Mother Nature but give us a break already. I will try to think good thoughts and remain hopeful that in time things will begin to improve.

I'm stretching for a little humor here, so please don't think I'm taking this lightly. But is this for real? 14 chickees just gone? And yours might be among them? Your chickees are like landmarks for pete's sake. Will you rebuild or just move?
Speaking for myself, I'm a creature of habit...

Last February I had a new roof put on; bad job! I wasn't a happy consumer. I'll rebuild, but this time, according to my specifications!! lol
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Old Monday, November 15th, 2010, 10:17 PM
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Elaine, what about the government's edict-----remove all chickees? Do you think this is alot of hype or now that Tomas has taken its toll of our front row of chickees will the government say-----"Do not replace them?"
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Has anyone stayed at ABC lately who can tell us if there are still a lot of huts laying on the grown, and when the Club plans to get them upright and useable???
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elaine, hopefully i will be uploading some pics tonight that aquaman sent me of bucuti and costa linda's beach. for some reason, my uploading is blocked and the office is working on it.


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Old Friday, December 17th, 2010, 10:55 AM
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Thanks sherry. I did get a bit of an update... there are 6 of the downed huts back up, but because of the lack of sand, nothing, as of this time, can be done with the rest that came down. They're being stored in a safe place. "My hut" is no more, but there's still time for it to be resurrected!

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Old Friday, December 17th, 2010, 03:42 PM
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To add to this - I just got a call from a friend who's staying at CDM. Today was another rough surf day all along the beaches. He said he never saw CDM and ABC's beach so wiped out, and there are red caution flags all over the place. Sad... Mother Nature has a lot of work to do.
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This is all so sad. Paul had said things were improving but i guess in the past few days the surf did more damage.
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Old Saturday, December 18th, 2010, 09:59 PM
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I actually talked to Paul last night.. he said the beach was gone. Speaking of Paul, he should have landed a little bit ago, and is back in the deep freeze.

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Thanks sherry. I did get a bit of an update... there are 6 of the downed huts back up, but because of the lack of sand, nothing, as of this time, can be done with the rest that came down. They're being stored in a safe place. "My hut" is no more, but there's still time for it to be resurrected!

Look forward to the pictures.
Oh, your hut - your precious hut. I sure hope they do resurrect it -- maybe we could start a petition lol. Doesn't it have some kind of historical landmark status or something? I've been out of the loop lately. What has the weather been like for the past few weeks? Is it just rough surf, or rough surf still accompanied by rain?
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OMG...this is incredible...thanks for sharing these pictures. My unit is on the other side of the ABC wing. I wonder how the beach is there? those units are much closer to the beach than the wing closest to Manchebo. And it looks like the beach erosion did quite a bit of damage. I'm not there till June. So if someone would be kind enought to post some pictures of the other side of the ABC/CDM beach it would be so appreciated.
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