Regenerating the sand on the beach in Cala Millor. | A. BASSA
The pandemic had yet to truly send fear and shock through the tourism industry. It was February, and in Majorca, in Cala Millor in particular, there were anxieties about the beaches. Storm Gloria had led to the loss of sand and to serious damage. Tourism municipalities, such as those of Sant Llorenç, Son Servera and Manacor, were insisting that urgent action had to be taken in order to have the beaches ready for Easter. The president of the Bay of Cala Millor Hoteliers Association, José Marcial Rodríguez Díaz, observed in February that “we are facing an enemy who is constantly knocking at our door”.