2017 walks

  • Week of January 1st 2017

    Week of January 1st 2017Welcome to the first day of my new years resolution. When I resolved to walk down Wasaga Beach every day for a year, I wasn’t thinking ...
  • Week of January 8th 2017

    Week of January 8th 2017The week of January 8th started with snow squalls.  It was around -10 C when I walked down the beach Sunday morning, but with the ...
  • Week of January 15th 2017

    Week of January 15th 2017The third week of my daily walks down Wasaga Beach saw some welcome warm weather followed by an impressive ice storm. It’s unusual to have so many ...
  • Week of January 22nd 2017

    Week of January 22nd 2017This week my walking habit was interrupted due to a business trip to Denver. Like the previous week, the week of January 22nd was unusually warm. The pictures ...
  • Week of January 29th 2017

    Week of January 29th 2017It’s good to be home and back into my daily routine. Following my trip to Denver, we’re back to a more seasonal weather pattern. We’re getting snow pretty ...
  • Week of February 5th 2017

    Week of February 5th 2017I’m trying to be positive about February and put on a brave face, but I need to be honest – winter is getting old.  Walking ...
  • Week of February 12th 2017

    Week of  February 12th 2017This week started out with the usual cloudy and depressing weather pattern, but by the weeks end it was simply glorious! In case you’re wondering, I’ve ...
  • Week of February 19th 2017

    Week of February 19th 2017After this week, you’ll have a hard pretty hard time convincing me that the climate is not all messed up! It’s supposed to be the coldest ...
  • Week of February 26th 2017

    Week of February 26th 2017We continue to have days with unseasonably warm temperatures but I was able to get out on the ice a few days. Picture below looking north ...
  • Week of March 5th 2017

    Week of March 5th 2017The fluctuations in temperature this week were causing the ice to change daily.  Even though it warmed up quite a bit on Sunday & Monday, ...
  • Week of March 12th 2017

    Week of March 12th 2017Another wintry week at Wasaga Beach.  I’m afraid the pictures are all starting to look the same! I’m looking forward to Spring and experiencing some ...
  • Week of March 19th 2017

    Week of March 19th 2017I keep thinking the ice will be gone any day now, but it’s persistent. I think ice must be coming in with the wind. You can ...
  • Week of March 26th 2017

    Week of March 26th 2017One of the things about living in Southern Ontario is that we get these long periods where the temperatures hang in the low single digits with overcast ...
  • Week of April 2nd 2017

    Week of April 2nd 2017Lots of gray and overcast days the week of April 2nd, but this was the week we officially pivoted to spring and lost the last of ...
  • Week of April 9th 2017

    Week of April 9th 2017We had crazy warm temperatures this week. My ice-walking days are done until November at the earliest I think. The cold water and warm air creates ...
  • Week of April 16th 2017

    Week of April 16th 2017April seems to be the longest month.  We get a taste of summer , and then experience high winds that are “stupid cold”.  
  • Week of April 23rd 2017

    Week of April 23rd 2017The beach is showing signs of life the last week of April.  Mom and Dad are back from Florida, so I’m grateful that my Mom ...
  • Week of April 30th 2017

    Week of April 30th 2017In late April we transition to warmer weather.  Progress is slow but sure! Note the buds on the trees first week of May. We had a pretty ...
  • Week of May 7th 2017

    Week of May 7th 2017My parents are back from Florida time time of year, and Mom and I walk the beach. Mom is thinking that Tampa Bay looks a ...
  • Week of May 14th 2017

    Week of May 14th 2017I’ve become friends in my daily walks with a talented kite-surfer (Jordan) that lives along Shore Lane. I’m amazed by these guys – Even in ...
  • Week of May 21st 2017

    Week of May 21st 2017May was a month of record rain at Wasaga Beach.  Enjoyed go cart races down at Beach one during the weekend.  
  • Week of May 28th, 2017

    Week of May 28th, 2017The beach continues to come alive day by day. It is so cool to see how things change with the season.  The businesses are beginning to ...
  • Week of June 4th, 2017

    Week of June 4th, 2017It’s great to be fully into the month of June. I was expecting full summer weather, but we’ve had a very wet spring. Water level ...
  • Week of June 11th, 2017

    Week of June 11th, 2017Beautiful June weather at Wasaga Beach.  
  • Week of June 18th, 2017

    Week of June 18th, 2017It’s been a wet June at Wasaga Beach, but I continue to enjoy seeing how things change day by day.  Pictures below from daily walks ...
  • Week of June 25th, 2017

    Week of June 25th, 2017A great fireworks show at Wasaga Beach for Canada Day.  Jamie and I hiked down from 18th street to watch the show as it got ...
  • Week of July 2nd, 2017

    Week of July 2nd, 2017This was one of the best weekends of the summer. We had the Canada celebrations yesterday, and I was talking a long weekend with the ...
  • Week of July 9th, 2017

    Week of July 9th, 2017Lots going on this week.  I missed two days this week due to work commitments, but I’ll aim to make it up. The week of July ...
  • Week of July 16th, 2017

    Week of July 16th, 2017Lots of work going on this week to keep the beach in shape for summer guests. When the beach is graded it’s a tougher walk.
  • Week of July 23rd, 2017

    Week of July 23rd, 2017I got back from Manitoulin Island on Sunday, and resumed my daily walks down the beach on Monday.  It was nice to have some overcast ...
  • Week of July 30th, 2017

    Week of July 30th, 2017The evening of Saturday August 5th I went down the beach again hoping it had calmed down and I could try launching my Kayak. No ...
  • Week of August 6th, 2017

    Week of August 6th, 2017Sunday morning I was itching to get out on the Kayak.  Michelle and I tried to head to beach one to launch it, but we ...
  • Week of August 13, 2017

    Week of August 13, 2017Assorted pictures from the week of August 13th along Wasaga Beach
  • Week of August 20th, 2017

    Week of August 20th, 2017Lots going on this week with Paddleboard competitions, Classic car shows, and a trip to Manitoulin Island.
  • Week of August 27th, 2017

    Week of August 27th, 2017There is just a tonne going on at Wasaga Beach in August. This Sunday, Wasaga was home to the following events: Flipjack fundraiser Blu Wave Palle 4 the ...
  • Week of September 3rd, 2017

    Week of September 3rd, 2017I’m posting these pictures the day that Hurricane Irma is sweeping up Florida’s gulf coast threatening to do so much damage.  I sure hope everyone ...
  • Week of September 10th, 2017

    Week of September 10th, 2017September is here and the crowds are suddenly gone. I seem to have the beach back to myself.
  • Week of September 17th, 2017

    Week of September 17th, 2017We enjoyed participating in the Terry Fox walk again this year on September 17th.  
  • Week of September 24th, 2017

    Week of September 24th, 2017Quite a drop in the temperature this week. We started the week with record warm temperatures and by the following weekend it was much more ...
  • Week of October 1st, 2017

    Week of October 1st, 2017I think 2017 will be viewed as the summer that never ended. Even into October we’re continuing to get spectacular weather. Just the way we ...
  • Week of October 8th, 2017

    Week of October 8th, 2017Interesting October pictures up and down Wasaga Beach  
  • Week of October 15th, 2017

    Week of October 15th, 2017We continued to enjoy above average temperatures mid October. I suspect we’re on a trajectory to have record temperatures. All to say, every day I ...
  • Week of October 22nd, 2017

    Week of October 22nd, 2017We continued to enjoy above average temperatures late October. Sunday was all the way up to 25 degrees but things were becoming more seasonal by ...
  • Week of October 29th, 2017

    Week of October 29th, 2017This time of year it’s always a battle to get the leaves picked up while they are dry and before the snow falls.
  • Week of Nov 5th, 2017

    Week of Nov 5th, 2017This week we got our first snowfall of the season. There were several days with strong Northwest winds that made the daily walk pretty chilly.  ...
  • November Squalls

    November SquallsThis is a rough time of year for a lot of people. The skies are grey, the weather is cold, and the days are short. ...
  • Week of November 12th, 2017

    Week of  November 12th, 2017As any Gordon Lightfoot fan knows, November is when the the skies over the great lakes turn gloomy.  We had two sunny days this week ...
  • Week of November 19th, 2017

    Week of November 19th, 2017I mentioned in my previous post that November can be gloomy. We all have seasonally affected disorder (SAD) I’m afraid. Getting out and walking down the ...
  • November 25th, 2017

    November 25th, 2017Santa Claus & his reindeer floating on 22nd St. in Wasaga Beach.
  • Calling All Surfers

    Calling All SurfersNovember 26th, 2017 Strong winds & high waves, a surfer’s dream
  • Country Skies

    Country SkiesNovember 27th, 2017 Driving on the freeway just outside Wasaga Beach I couldn’t help notice the beautiful dimensions of  clouds forming around the sun, so I ...
  • Week of November 26th, 2017

    Week of November 26th, 2017  As I pen this blog entry in early December, it occurs to me that this might be the first New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept! The ...
  • A Postcard from Nancy Island

    A Postcard from Nancy IslandA few of my posts about Wasaga Beach have included pictures of Nancy Island on the Nottawasaga River. My mom (also a beach resident) was given ...
  • Week of December 3rd, 2017

    Week of December 3rd, 2017This week started warm, but a winter forecast is definitely upon us for the next few weeks. You can see the progression in the pictures ...
  • Week of December 10th, 2017

    Week of December 10th, 2017This was a week where the weather changed quite a bit. We went from no snow to the depths of February in a few days. ...
  • Week of December 17th, 2017

    Week of December 17th, 2017The week started out with the coldest day so far, and for the first time this season the bay is frozen. I’m sure it still thaw ...
  • Early Beach Pics

    Early Beach PicsSo this is kind of cool. Forgive my lousy job importing this image, but the original postcard is in mint condition. This was shared by a family friend ...
  • Week of December 24th, 2017

    Week of December 24th, 2017We managed to break some temperature records this last week in December. It started out mild on Christmas eve and Christmas day, but by Thursday ...
  • Week of December 31st, 2017

    Week of December 31st, 2017Happy New Years everyone! It’s official. I managed to keep my 2017 resolution, and walk down Wasaga Beach every day for a year! I missed a few ...