Week of October 10th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16
High 22.2 26.6 22.8 21.8 24.3 20.7 13.8
Low 16.2 16.3 15.7 16.1 13.3 13.3 11.4

Above seasonable temperatures this week. Walking down the beach felt like the middle of summer. Especially on Monday where we hit a high of 26 C!

Sunday, October 10th, 2021 – It’s interesting how these sandbars form off shore this time of year. This picture taken looking east on the way to Beach one mid morning on Sunday.
Monday, October 11th, 2021 – Today was like a summer day! I enjoyed a walk down the beach with my Mother-in-law visiting from Cape Breton.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 – This picture taken around noon looking east from the Beach 2 boardwalk. Another beautiful day and almost nobody around.
Thursday, October 14th, 2021 – Looking west on an overcast day returning from Beach one.
Friday, October 15th, 2021 – On my way to Beach one right around the noon hour. This picture taken right around 13th street. Property owners along the water are starting to erect plywood barriers to protect their yards from harsh winds in November.
Saturday, October 16th, 2021 – This morning was a little walking down the beach. The sky is definitely looking more like Fall over the Blue Mountains to the west. I carried an umbrella but managed to avoid getting rained on.

Week of October 3rd, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Oct 03 Oct 04 Oct 05 Oct 05 Oct 07 Oct 08 Oct 09
High 19 16 18 18 19 19 19
Low 15 14 14 13 14 14 14

The highlight of this week was the Hootenany at the Wasaga Beach Recplex on October 9th – https://calendar.wasagabeach.com/community/Detail/2021-10-09-1200-Hootenanny

Monday, October 4th, 2021 – The sand dune west of 13th street is now entirely walkable! Looking east towards beach one during my daily late morning walk.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 – Looking west across the Beach 2 board around noon.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 – An awesome sky – heading west back to my truck and trying to beat the rain.
Thursday, October 7th, 2021 – For some reason the Canada Geese were not on the beach – they were all hiding up in the grass.
Friday, October 8th – I shifted locations today and walked around Collingwood. This is one of the rail lines that fed the Collingwood terminals. Taken along the “Sliding Trail” in Collingwood not far from Hume street. https://www.collingwood.ca/culture-recreation-events/trails
Saturday, October 9th, 2021 – Horse-drawn carriage rides at the Recplex. Part of the Hootenany event. The highlight of this week was the Hootenany at the Wasaga Beach Recplex on October 9th – https://calendar.wasagabeach.com/community/Detail/2021-10-09-1200-Hootenanny

Week of September 26th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sept 26 Sept 27 Sept 28 Sept 29 Sept 30 Oct 01 Oct 02
High 18 23 16 19 14 20 26
Low 8 13 8 9 8 7 13

Today was a memorable day. My younger son Jamie turned 20 years old. We had a wonderful celebration for Jamie. His grandmother flew in from Cape Breton for the occasion. The car rally was wrapping up Sunday morning. Things were quiet. Apparently all the rowdy folks had been arrested Friday and Saturday! 🙂

News coverage of the event is here – 70 vehicles towed, 383 charges laid following unsanctioned car rally in Wasaga Beach – Barrie | Globalnews.ca

Sunday, September 26th, 2021 – You would never know that the beach was insane this weekend – a peaceful scene with the sun rising over Muskoka chairs just west of 13th street.
Sunday, September 26th, 2021 – Apparently the seagulls were also unaffected by the car rally.
Monday, September 27th, 2021 – This picture taken looking west near beach 6 after a heavy rainfall. Private vehicles are not allowed on the beach. These tire tracks are from a truck operated by the provincial park.
Monday, September 27th, 2021 – I managed to get up close to a Turkey vulture. Usually I only see these birds from afar. They are large birds with a six foot wingspan. You can learn more about Turkey Vultures here – https://birdwatchinghq.com/vultures-in-ontario/
Tuesday, September 28th – It’s kind of bizarre to have the beach almost to myself again after the summer crowds. This picture taken looking towards Beach one from the Beach 2 board walk during my daily late morning trek.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 – They are still grading the beach late in the season. The walk was a little more crisp this morning with whitecaps on Georgian Bay.
Thursday, September 30th, 2021 – You never see Turkey Vultures up close in the summer. With the beach being quiet they are making an appearance.
Friday, October 1st, 2021 – I see these folks bicycling most days. They cycle all the way from beach 6 to beach 1 and back. I though this was an interesting picture taken at beach 3. They decided to cycle along one of the “dunes” that surfaced offshore.
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 – Your tax dollars at work – even in October, the beach is being graded every weekend,