Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Flipping out

Scene from Guanabo

4 comments:

bonzai said...

I was surprised to see the bar in the background was flattened a couple of years ago. That central beach area looks empty. The food market is closed.

Tracey Eaton said...

wow, you've got a good eye to recognize that spot. I haven't been over that way for a while. The photo must be from around 2002. Times sure change...

bonzai said...

Experiences in Cuba has created an eagle eye for everything.

Yeah, I previously thought a visit every 6 weeks could keep someone up to date on the changes within Havana. Recently, I noticed changes in 2 different visits with very little time elapsed.

A couple of summers ago I found a 2 week package deal for Tropicoco, $700 Canadian. I walked the beach to Brisas Del Mar/Penas Altas and was saddened by the brutal erosion compared to 5 years prior. Palm tree roots exposed, rock, cliff formations once covered with picture-perfect mounds of sand. The beach in some places backed up to the sand berm.

The bridge by Hotel Itabo in Boca Ciega has collapsed, creating a long detour for vehicle traffic. Maybe it's been replaced, but I doubt it.

Playa Mar Azul/Tropicoco was quite the beach comedy in the mid-90's.

Tracey Eaton said...

yeah, I know what you mean. last time I was in Boca Ciega that old wooden bridge was not passable. And there was a lot of deep sand on the road.