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Cliffs at Maple Bay

Remember the humongous development “Cliffs at Maple Bay” with hotel and golf course famous before it was built and it going belly up after many problems with insufficient water for the golf course (designed by Australian well known pro golfer Greg Norman – )  probably not being the only major obstacle? Well, the other day checking out the top of Mount Tzouhalem I found the road pushed through all the way from the properties to Marine View Estates and, so far, 16 properties on the market. I’ve been there a few times since, with fog and mists (time of the year) every time.

Apparently North Cowichan put in a no building order in 2008 which is to be lifted very soon if it has not been lifted already. North Cowichan holds $300,000 in bonds to finish infrastructure and is the general contractor while the property is owned by a numbered company. No construction is happening yet. Beautiful area though. I have always seen Mount Tzouhalem as a pile of shale and rubble, and climbing over the excavated shale I felt at times as if I was sinking into it. Mind you, having thrown in my bit of doubt about the soundness of the ground I’m sure the engineers have done their homework very well and the building sites are as safe as any, but hotel and golf course are definitely or indefinitely on hold.
-Where phone meets eye-

About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

3 responses to “Cliffs at Maple Bay

  1. Pingback: The Mist « Mrjom's Blog

  2. The disaster that they left behind is so sad. I tried to stop it before they started to cut, but no one seemed to care at the time.

    • Yes, many of us did not agree with this hair brained development for the very well to do, but I reckon Mount Tzouhalem was lost to development when The Properties went ahead in the early seventies.

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