In the past there have been terrific rainstorms in Shell that absolutely destroy the dyke. The dike was destroyed two years ago when we were in Shell with our last team. When I walked to Casa de Fe to have lunch with Pattie Sue, I took some pictures of the dike and bridge. You will notice the narrow bridge that you could drive a car across is still gone.
I would guess that it rained for 90 minutes. I thought about going out in the downpour to see what kind of damage was possibly being done. Common sense “won” and I stayed in my hotel room. The next morning when Mark Blosser came with Lues to drive me to Ambato, he shared the following pictures with me. For those of you who have been Shell, there is almost complete destruction. And they just recently finished the repairs from the flood two years ago.
So twice in the last three years the Pindo dike, swimming area, beach, etc., have been destroyed by Mother Nature.