Week of July 30th, 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
July 30 July 31 Aug 01 Aug 02 Aug 03 Aug 04 Aug 05
High 25 23 25 26 22 24 19
Low 20 18 16 17 18 18 15
Sunday July 30 – For some reason the seagulls decided to have a meeting at beach 3 near 14th street.
Sunday July 30 – Looking from the boardwalk to the west toward Collingwood on Sunday morning.
Monday July 31 – The beach was bust all week this week, even on weekdays. Obviously prime holiday season.
Tuesday Aug 1 – Looking over the sand dunes near beach two to the northwest
Wednesday Aug 2nd – Another crowded day. In places I find myself taking the trails through the bush to avoid the crowds.
Wednesday Aug 2nd – Another sandcastle in progress at Beach two
Wednesday Aug 2nd – I ran into my nephew Regan on beach patrol. He works for the park services and stopped to pose for a picture.
Thursday Aug 3rd – Can’t explain why the beach is so empty today. Beach one and two were busy but I had beach three all to myself.
Friday Aug 4th – more progress still on the construction I’ve been watching all month – starting the second story at the condos near 18th street.
Friday Aug 4th – Unsettled weather today. Almost looked like a fall day
Friday Aug 4th – Storm clouds from our back yard out to the east.
Saturday Aug 5th – Ta da! Finally got the missing part to install my new truck rack so I can carry the Kayak.
Saturday Aug 5th – OK – so I was going to go kayaking today, but not the right day I’m afraid. Very high winds and waves.
Saturday Aug 5th – This is the storm surge effect they talk about – the north winds were literally pushing the water in towards shore. In places there was nowhere to walk without getting wet.
Saturday Aug 5th – One of the widest parts of beach three had waves coming all the way up.

The evening of Saturday August 5th I went down the beach again hoping it had calmed down and I could try launching my Kayak. No such luck I’m afraid. I ended up posting a lot of pictures.  I think the evening of Saturday August 5th was one of the most stunning days all year.  Simply spectacular.  I decided to walk down the beach anyway even thought it meant getting pretty wet with the wind and waves

Evening Saturday August 5th – First summer day I’ve seen where waves were coming all the way up to the boardwalk on beach two. Picture looking north across Georgian Bay
Evening Saturday August 5th – Normally this is a wide part of the beach and this picnic table is high and dry. This picture looking east shows how high the water is pushed by the north winds.
Evening Saturday August 5th – Looking east. Almost no beach to walk on
Evening Saturday August 5th – Looking to the northwest towards Collingwood. The winds are dropping but the waves are still high.
Evening Saturday August 5th – A windy sunset looking toward the North West. The reflect of the sun made the water almost too bright to look at.
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