The vacant property next door sold for 8 times what we paid for ours 26 years ago. We have been enjoying the tranquility of no neighbours, no noise and no nonsence lo these past 30 months. Suddenly, it's: Lights. Camera. Action. In reality it is: Saws. Boulders. Machinery. Dust. Noise. And did I mention? The earth is moving, the windows are rattling and the house is quaking in its boots.
Because the property is on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency had to make studies and recommendations regarding shoreline protection. No wonder the property sat vacant for over 2 years. So many factors are involved in the equation of keeping consistent waterlevels throughout the Great Lakes: erosion and flooding concerns, commercial navigation, recreational boating, hydro-electric concerns, and natural environment (flora and fauna). The new property owners were mandated to wait construction of shoreline protection until after waterfowl mating and chicks reaching maturity.
The boulders for the project are arriving one by one. This monster is bigger and heavier by far than a whole car. The engineer will design a construct that will fit pieces together like a giant 3D jigsaw puzzle and then back fill with smaller and smaller rocks and stone.