Keith and Becky’s Water Story

Our friends Becky and Keith Williams live on the beach in San Alejo, just a few miles from our home in San Clemente. Keith took some pictures during the aguaje and was kind enough to share with me and is allowing me to share with you. This happened just last week.

From Keith:

Our entire courtyard flooded. I got the car out just after this photo. This occurs every year for 3 days in Feb.. We were not concerned at all. Fabricio designed the wall for this and 27 four-inch drain holes emptied all the water within 3 hours. So, I opened both gates and created a water park for the locals !

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At one time 14 kids and adults were hanging on the bars, They held on tight as the huge waves soaked every one of them ! The parents took pictures and thanked us over and over for the fun !

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We had about 40 locals watching the huge waves crash over the wall and everyone was so polite and thankful. A downs syndrome child has a great time laying in the new pool ! The water came in faster than the drains could work but, it only lasted a couple of hours. Ecuador is an adventure ! Becky and I loved every minute ! We knew the house was fully safe because it has lasted 42 years of this wave cycle and the storm of the century in 1980.

For several days in a row debris from the water covered the malecon, each day a front end loader cleared the street for traffic.

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I have seen where many other coastal towns had damage from the high tides, we were blessed to only have this slight damage.

10 thoughts on “Keith and Becky’s Water Story

    • Hi Diane, I have seen some photos of the water’s devastation we were lucky here in this area that it only did this, Nancy

  1. Glad to know you and your family, and your community is safe. Flood can be scary and the damages after is always a challenge but it does make a difference how we face them and whom we Dave them with. Thanks for an inspiring story.

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