Week of Sunday September 1st, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 1 Sep 2 Sep 3 Sep 4 Sep 5 Sep 6 Sep 7
High 19 23 21 22 21 19
Low 16 17 15 16 12 14
Monday, September 2nd 2019 – The beach was surprisingly quiet for Labor Day Monday. The water levels haven’t changed but high waves re-shaped the shore line dramatically over the month of August.
Monday, September 2nd 2019 – taken from the park near 13th street looking west towards Collingwood
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – Back to school – Looking east from just east of the 18th street beach entrance.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – Back to school – I had the beach to myself of an overcast Fall-like day
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – High-winds today. Bad enough to close Beach Drive so I had to come down and have a look. Taken from the boardwalk just west of Beach One.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Beach Drive is underwater again – this has been a tough year for city crews to stay ahead of the damage caused by high water.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – I like this picture with the wind-blown yellow flowers and the yellow traffic barriers. The ripples in the foreground is water across the road on Beach drive.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Taken at the 2nd street entrance to the main beach – Beach Drive is closed because of the high water.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Looking west from behind the paddle surf shop at beach one.

 

Week of Sunday August 25th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug 31
High 23 23 22 27 24 24 22
Low 15 17 18 18 16 16 13

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 – Beach one is finally back to normal! Taken mid-day along the main strip of beach one looking east.
Sunday, August 25th, 2019 – Taken in the evening east of 18th street looking east. The water levels are at a record high, but the waves have re-shaped the shoreline at the expense of a few trees so the beach is walkable again end to end.
Sunday, August 25th, 2019 – Met these Canada Geese on my way to Beach One on Sunday evening.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 – This is my gold standard when it comes to determining the water level. This storm sewer drain doesn’t move. There was a south wind today, so the water level is two feet further to the left / north. Last year there was 30 feet from the drain outlet to the shoreline.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 – a few weeks ago, this part of the beach near 13th street was unwalkable. High winds have eroded the shoreline and created a new beach.
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 – The new “skinnied down” main beach.
Wednesday, August 28th , 2019 – looking west from near 13th street.
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 – this new bug caught my attention on Shore Lane – I haven’t seen this one before.

Week of August 18th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug 24
High 27 28 27 29 24 23 22
Low 19 20 17 20 17 14 13
Monday, August 19th, 2019 – Beach one in the evening. It’s like the damage from high water never happened!
Monday, August 19th, 2019 – Mural at the west end of South Beach.
Monday, August 19th, 2019 – Looking east from the far end of Wasaga Beach. The far east-end of the beach peninsula is off limits. I’ve kayaked around the peninsula several times between the Nottawasaga river and Georgian Bay. I only venture out when the weather is good. This is off limits for swimmers because the mouth of the river is dangerous. The recentĀ  drownings I’m aware of have all occurred here.

 

Monday, August 19th, 2019 – Taken from the east end of Wasaga Beach – East of this spot, things are dangerous and appropriately marked. Depending on the time of year, the current from the Nottawasaga river is strong and can be fatal for even the strongest swimmers.
Monday, August 19th, 2019 – Wasaga Beach looking northwest.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 – Cool to see so many people on a weekday.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 – heading back to beach one along the boardwalk
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 – the east-end boardwalk.
Friday, August 23rd, 2019 – My son Ben heading back to law school – His kick-ass rental dwarfs Michelle to the right.
Friday, August 23rd, 2019 – Taken from the border of beach 1/beach2 – Blue Mountains in the distance across the bay.