Seaweed everywhere

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    Razor Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Make sure you do your homework before you book your trip. Just got back from Cancun (9-8-18) and I've never seen this much seaweed anywhere. It was really thick in the water and the beach was 12" deep in seaweed.

    Website for seaweed forecast: SEAS Forecasting
     
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    Thanks for the helpful website link. Didn't know about that one.
    On the positive side, we've learned from experience that a healthy abundance of alcohol-fuelled dancing and partying with sexy friends can be an effective treatment for seaweed allergies :)
    Google searching confirms that 4 out of 5 doctors actually recommend it
     
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    Going to TTR for the beach is like going to Rome for the pizza.
     
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    We typically go in the ocean once per trip - just to legitimately say we did...then quickly back to the party!
     
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    Rome has some pretty good pizza though... just sayin'.

    Great metaphor (simile?) though! Liked it!

    Interesting side observation. The O/P Razor has 83 posts as of the current count, and not a single, meaning NO, likes. That's actually hard to do witht he fun-loving and supportive CCC crowd.

    Stacia has to go put her feet in the ocean every day when we go to TTR, seawood glom or not. I think it's icky, but she gets naked down there so it works out.
     
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    John, nobody is gonna "like" this either...LOL Here's what I'm talking about.
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    That's horrible! Exactly where was this photo taken? In front of a hotel? Planning to come to Cancun at the end of October. Hope it will be gone by then.
     
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    Zena,
    this is a photo from a recent article (August) that I found taken in the Hotel Zone. It wasn't this bad when i was there two weeks ago. They've been raking it up with tractors nearly everyday.
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    Fake news?
     
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    We went to the beach to kayak, paddle board and take a breather. Seaweed wasn’t bad, probably a foot wide and 4-5” deep. I’ve seen it much worse in other places. They cleaned it up a couple of times a day so it didnt build up too much.
     
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    I was just there last week. Do your own research & you'll see.
    Playa Del Carmen was even worse.
     
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    @Razor , thanks for your posts on this topic. In our experience, they do a pretty good job on seaweed cleanup and have effective surf rake, 'harvester' beach cleaning machines they pull behind a tractor. It's a stinky job. Wondering what they do with all that seaweed?... could be useful biofuel and/or livestock chow?
     
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    @MandEOntario , Just saw where a guy in the area is using it to make 'adobe-like' bricks and recently built a house with them.
    Interesting idea about biofuel! Seems like it would be ideal for that......not that I am terribly knowledgeable about that subject though.
     
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    We’ve seen them bury it.
     
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    We are hete at the resprt now amd there is very little seaweed.
     
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    I've never once seen seaweed in the Sexy Pool!
     
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    Just got in from the beach, its not too bad at all. They have been raking the beach a few times day. We went out to our waists in the water and seaweed wasnt a issue.
     
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