Week of Sunday August 12th, 2018

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18
High 29 29 30 31 31 25 24
Low 12 12 13 17 15 21 15

The weather has been so wonderful I’m actually looking forward to Fall just so we can see a little variety! Towards the end of this week I went to Manitoulin Island for a few days with Jamie to visit my parents at their cottage.

Manitoulin still makes the best sunsets. 🙂

Sunday, August 12th, 2018 – apparently I was not the first person on the beach this morning. Plenty of footprints in the graded sand. This picture looking east near 18th street.
Sunday, August 12th, 2018 – looking north across the bay near 15th street. seagulls perched on a sandbar with an anchored boat offshore. (this is the same boat I thought we were going to lose in the waves a few weeks ago)
Monday, August 13th, 2018 – Finally some peace and quiet! A beautiful day where I have the beach (almost) to my self. People cluster near areas where there is public parking close by.
Monday, August 13th, 2018 – This “No Lifeguards” sign at the west end of the boardwalk always strikes me as funny. I understand the “No Dogs on the Beach” signs, but I’m not sure what they have against life guards! 🙂
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 – looking west across the bay from near 13th street where the beach narrows and it is easier to walk across trails through the grass.
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 – Jamie up at Bridal Veil Falls at Kagawong, Ontario on Manitoulin Island.

This time of year Bridal Veil Falls is calm, but there is a great article here that describes the salmon run in the spring.

The picture below is the Kagawong Hydro Electric Generating Station powered by the run-off from Lake Kagawong. This is a 750 kW generator operated by Oakville Enterprises Corporation. When we walked by it the generator was not running but in the spring it is active.

Whether it is economical to run depends on the seasonal flow.

Details about the generator and pictures here:  http://www.kagawonggs.ca/index.html

Saturday, August 18th, 2018 – the generating station is quiet this time of year.
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 – From the base of the Bridal Veil Falls trail we went to the chocolate factory in Kagawong (part of our annual ritual). I was struck by the logo on the late 1950s Buick Roadmaster. The Haweater weekend this year was August 1st – details here.  This weekend was the Providence Bay fair.
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 – after walking the Bridal Veil Falls trail we headed over to Gore Bay for lunch at the golf course – https://www.facebook.com/migcgolf/
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 – Jamie running the four-wheeler up and down Frank’s road back at Lake Manitou.
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 – this sunset was better in person. I’m not a good enough photographer to capture the giant red ball 🙂
Here is an earlier Manitoulin sunset I had tucked away to make up for the one above 🙂