This week we got our first significant snowfall of the season. There were several days with strong Northwest winds that made the daily walk pretty chilly. In just a few days, there was some serious erosion to parts of the beach shown in the pictures below. Gordon Lightfoot had it right about the windows of November.
The first part of the week was quite pleasant. A warm 14 degrees on Sunday.
A few weeks ago, a boat was offshore and I had no idea what it was. Terry Dubois of Wasaga Beach sent a note pointing out that the boat is called the “Last Time”, a commercial fishing tug out of Goderich, Ontario.
I was not previously aware of boatnerd.com, but apparently, just like people like bird watching, there is a whole community into boat watching – you can look up boats sailing the great lakes at http://boatnerd.com.
I think we’ve all heard the old adage “Red sun at night, sailors delight. Red sun in morning, sailors take warning.” I took the picture below around 7:00 AM on Thursday morning looking out across our backyard. There’s some science behind this saying: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_sky_at_morning
I’m thinking there must have been a lot of scared sailors running around Southern Ontario Thursday. The weather certainly turned nasty.