Malecon Cancun was one of the nicer places to go in Cancun for walking, riding a bike, doing some exercises, having a drink at the edge of the lagoon Nichupte with the setting sun at your back or, as in my wife's case, practicing driving on fine roads with little traffic. The developed area was large and the view of the lagoon spectacular, full on 180 degrees; the public park aspect of it was beautiful, and open to all. A small, open air Catholic Church under a canvas pavilion offered solace of a different sort. Now, the desolation of destruction hangs heavy over it, with vehicular access blocked, in some cases with large stones and in other cases with gates, and the mangroves that were there are now ripped out, leaving the area exposed and an open sore to the eye. This occurred in the six months I was abroad, making it just that much more shocking to see. I visited the area tonight, in the dwindling light, making it seem that much more forlorn. What happened, actually?