Sunbathers at the beach of Can Picafort in Santa Margalida got a surprise when they arrived to find a large machine occupying a large area of the sand. It is grinding up the sand on the regenerated part of the beach, to try to restore it to the quality before the artificial regeneration at the start of the summer. The beach was one of the most damaged in the November storms, but Mayor Antoni Alemany said that the results of the artificial regeneration had not been as good as expected. He added that the coastal authority had warned the council that the quality would not be the same as they had not been allowed to take sand from the sea bed off Ses Salines. However, he added, “I don't think that even the coastal authority had expected it to end up as it did.” Three months after the beach was regenerated, the faults of the system, which had been slammed at the time by the Balearic ministry of the environment and ecologists, began to be evident.