Sunday 8 September 2019--Heavy surf this morning, but by afternoon, things have calmed down. Erosion of the beach at Percé has been problematic for a long time, and some years ago, a seawall was built to try to protect seafront properties, like the hotel we're staying at. The wall actually made the problem worse, as the energy of the waves bounced off it and accelerated erosion. A few years back, a big storm destroyed the wall and the boardwalk above it, and the village faced a crisis. The federal and provincial governments chipped in to dump hundreds of truckloads of stones along the waterfront, restoring the beach to a more natural state. Things seem to be more stable now, although it's expected that the beach will have to be replenished again in two or three decades.