December 6th 2009
And so now I return with another photograph of the same stretch of beach, this time taken on 3rd December 2009 one month on from the photo at the top of this blog which was taken on November 4th 2009. The beach has receded a lot, exposing more rocks and it has still to go further back. I will return again soon with the next update!
After the strong wind yesterday, strong waves cut away at the sand even more, leaving many more rocks exposed and carving a shelf along the beach.
Now it's already half way through January 2010 and the beach has changed a lot, there will be no tourists lying on this corner of the beach until the sand starts to move back again in about three months time.
And so as it nears the end of Phuket's 'High Season' and the beginning of the monsoon season, the beach has been through the first half of the annual cycle. The sand has moved from east to west and, as the photo taken on April 2nd 2010 shows, all that remains are rocks.
May brings a late start to the monsoon season this year, but within just a few days it seems are beach is moving back to the east again as you can see from these photos taken on the 29th May 2010!