The good people at the village of Port Alice have completed their portion of the sewer and water along picturesque Marine Drive. This includes a fire hydrant at each end of the property along Marine Drive. This is huge for potential owners as most insurance applications include a mention of fire hydrants.
Several weeks ago there was a whale about 75 yards off the shoreline right in front of the property. This is not an uncommon scene in the inlet as many end up in the calm waters to feed or nurse their young. The picture below is of a humpback whale that my son, his wife and I saw in 2007 coming back from the ocean after a day of fishing. That was also the day my son caught his first Tyee (Salmon weighing 30+ lbs.) when he reeled in a 31 pound Chinook. Of course, I had to better his efforts a year later with a 32 pounder in a similar location!!
The house on lot #8 is coming along well. The deck is built, the roof is complete, and the siding is approximately half finished. The walkout level (where the whales can be spotted!), which has floor insulation and piping for under-slab heating, is complete ready for concrete as we speak.
Everyday, things keep evolving into the beautiful location that is Copper Coast. Ten years ago people used to say: “Real estate in Comox/Campbell River will never work - it’s too far north”. We are hoping that five years from now people are saying the same thing about the North End which is truly the LAST frontier on the paradise of Vancouver Island.