I've just walked up the beach from Colva to Betalbatim for about the fifth time. Most of the shacks in Betalbatim are now up, although not necessarily operational, but they were flooded last night because of the spring tides. The coastal erosion has meant that where there used to be a lovely, wide beach, there is now just a strip of sand with a very steep camber to the sea. I can't believe how much it's changed. They were, in a way, lucky that they hadn't put the shacks up when the cyclone hit, otherwise they would all have been washed away. A shack-owner friend of ours said last night that he thinks the waves will be lapping at the gate of the Nanu resort within five years.
I hope the shack allocation goes ahead this week, but I think they'll all be working anyway in a few days. It's a nightmare for them. I'm sure that the hotels are behind all this somewhere.
Sadly I have to get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning and come home (how fast can three weeks possibly pass?), but have had a great time. Will report properly when I'm back.