Updated Beach Report from Paamul Wow, with no rain for a minute, everyone got out early this morning to discover that one of the residents' boats was underwater. So, a gathering on the beach ensued as they worked to get it out. This is what I learned:
~According to a 20 year resident: It has never rained this much in 20 years, ever, even during hurricanes.
~Turtle eggs look just like ping-pong balls and nests near shore don't survive.
~When the cenotes fill up with rain, the pressure forces the excess water through whatever channels it can find... HUGE chunks of beach washed away from the cenote water below it being geysered up to the sand. With the beach gone, the edge of the surf is bubbling from below as the water is still being released. I reached into one to see what it felt like, and pulled out a huge storage bag that had been in the downed boat.
~A rope will easily cut several inches into a palm tree when said rope is attached to a heavy boat on one end and a heavy SUV on the other. I think the boat would have been a better sacrifice than the palm.
~We all become Mexican once we're here. Though there are several shovels in the neighborhood, and several residents, only one shovel is brought to the job, one person works at a time, and twelve people are needed for supervision.
Time to go check the progress...
(I love this place... have I mentioned that?)