2020 walks

  • Week of January 5th, 2020

    Week of January 5th, 2020The weather was very mild for January. What is striking in these pictures is the enormous damage from high waters. Fall storms have resulted in ...
  • Week of January 12th, 2020

    Week of January 12th, 2020 We’re back to more seasonal temperatures, but still too warm for January. Friday January 17th was a gem!
  • Week of January 19th, 2020

    Week of January 19th, 2020Finally some cold nights. The bay froze over as far as we could see. Still, 2020 looks like a mild winter. I wouldn’t be walking ...
  • Week of January 26, 2020

    Week of January 26, 2020 January 2020 has been warm. Lots of days above freezing. This makes walking down the beach challenging as I need to deal with water, slush, ...
  • Week of February 2nd, 2020

    Week of February 2nd, 2020This week, the ice conditions were such that narrow strip of ice along the shore turned into an almost perfect skating rink! Just the right ...
  • Week of February 9th, 2020

    Week of February 9th, 2020This is one of the warmer February’s I can remember. Strange to see so many days above freezing. Nottawasaga Bay should be frozen solid by ...
  • Week of February 16th, 2020

    Week of February 16th, 2020 We’re seeing more typical winter weather, but still warmer than usual.
  • Week of February 23rd, 2020

    Week of February 23rd, 2020Lots of storm activity this week. This is typical when the weather is above seasonal. Warmer than usual air translates into lots of snow!
  • Week of March 1st, 2020

    Week of March 1st, 2020 Lots of snow over the past week. With highly daily temperatures, much of the new snow was gone by late in the week however.
  • Week of March 8th, 2020

    Week of March 8th, 2020This has been another week of unusually warm weather as you can see from the temperatures above. Also, This is the first week that the ...
  • Week of March 15th, 2020

    Week of March 15th, 2020 This is the week that the ice came off of South Georgian Bay.  March 20th is exceptionally early to lose the ice. 2020 is definitely ...
  • Week of March 22nd, 2020

    Week of March 22nd, 2020A few online friends commented that this week had it all. I saw a stand-up paddle boarder, a jogger, and a snowmobiler enjoying the last ...
  • Week of March 29th, 2020

    Week of March 29th, 2020 Although schools were closed due to COVID-19 earlier in March, this felt like the first week that COVID-19 restrictions really came into force. The beach ...
  • Week of April 5th, 2020

    Week of April 5th, 2020 The beach continues to be closed. I haven’t been walking along the beach, but I’ve been walking into deserted beach entrances to snap pictures.
  • Week of April 12th, 2020

    Week of April 12th, 2020These pictures illustrate why some of my family and friends are wise to stay in Florida. Even when the snow is gone, spring seems to ...
  • Week of April 19th, 2020

    Week of April 19th, 2020 This week there was a terrible shooting in Nova Scotia that gripped the nation.  My sister’s OPP detachment in Parry Sound posted a wonderful tribute ...
  • Week of April 26th, 2020

    Week of April 26th, 2020Most of my walks were boring this week as I followed bush trails and avoided the beach. The only beach pics I took were along ...
  • Week of May 3rd, 2020

    Week of May 3rd, 2020After all my complaints about how we never had a winter this year, we had a healthy dump of snow on May 7th – the ...
  • Week of May 10th, 2020

    Week of May 10th, 2020This week marked the transition to spring in my mind. Near the water it is always cold this time of year, but no jacket required ...
  • Week of May 17th, 2020

    Week of May 17th, 2020So the beach is still closed, but beach trails are open and this apparently includes the boardwalk along beach one. Lots of confusion – LOL!  
  • Week of May 24th, 2020

    Week of May 24th, 2020We had some beautiful summer weather this week, with daytime highs in the 30s. By the end of the week, things were cooling down nicely.  
  • Week of May 31st, 2020

    Week of May 31st, 2020Things are still quiet along the beach with many of the parking lots closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Even on weekends, we seem to have ...
  • Week of Sunday June 7th, 2020

    Week of Sunday June 7th, 2020The beach officially re-opened effective June 11th, but we didn’t see a lot of visitors – perhaps because there was still confusion apart whether businesses ...
  • Week of Sunday, June 14th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, June 14th, 2020Things seem to be getting back to “almost normal” – by Saturday June 20th, the beach was packed. Part of the reason is that the ...
  • Week of Sunday June 21st, 2020

    Week of Sunday June 21st, 2020Perfect summer weather as we approach the Canada Day long weekend.
  • Week of Sunday, June 28th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, June 28th, 2020Wouldn’t you know it, but midway down beach one I spotted a CTV cameraman doing the same taking the same shot but looking east – ...
  • Week of July 5th, 2020

    Week of July 5th, 2020 Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 – Taken from my usual stopping point at 13th street – Wasaga Beach in foreground, looking west across the bay to ...
  • Week of July 12th, 2020

    Week of July 12th, 2020The politics around beach closure have been a little complicated around here. Great news is that despite the confusion around municipal vs. provincial vs. private ...
  • Week of July 19th, 2020

    Week of July 19th, 2020It’s pretty much impossible to complain about weather during the  summer of 2020. We’ve had a wonderful summer. Perfect for swimming and enjoying the beach.      
  • Week of July 26th, 2020

    Week of July 26th, 2020We’re coming up on another long weekend. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, there is concern again about crowding in the various beach areas. Ontario seems to ...
  • Week of Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

    Week of Sunday, August 2nd, 2020It’s hard to beat the weather this summer at Wasaga Beach. July and August have been spectacular. We finally got a break from the heat ...
  • Week of Sunday, August 9th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, August 9th, 2020Weather data for the Wasaga Beach weather station was not available this week, so some of these temperatures are from the Clearview station (https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ICLEAR8) a ...
  • Week of Sunday, August 16th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, August 16th, 2020This week we had an all-day rain event Sunday that is keeping the neighborhood grass nice and green (and the weeds growing). Despite the rain I ...
  • Week of Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

    Week of Sunday, August 23rd, 2020We needed to take a few detours to walk along the beach given water at record highs.
  • Week of Sunday, August 30th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, August 30th, 2020It was a treat to see Kite Sailors around Beach 2 this week on a Sunday evening. It wasn’t quite windy enough, but they gave ...
  • Week of Sunday, Sept 6th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, Sept 6th, 2020This was the Labor Day weekend and the beach was shockingly empty for the last weekend of summer. I supposed it must have been a ...
  • Week of September 13th, 2020

    Week of September 13th, 2020Despite the overnight lows still above freezing we had frost two mornings this week. I get my weather for this site from Weather Underground (an ...
  • Week of Sunday, September 20th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, September 20th, 2020  September rolls on and COVID numbers are sadly ticking up across the province. A pop-up car rally towards the end of this week didn’t make ...
  • Week of Sunday, Sept 27 2020

    Week of Sunday, Sept 27 2020The week started out with summer-like weather and dropped in the first few days of October. This time of year I usually have the beach ...
  • Week of Sunday, October 4th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, October 4th, 2020This week we got some steady west winds that reminded us how high the water is relative to previous years. It showed the wisdom of ...
  • Week of Sunday, October 11th, 2020

    Week of Sunday, October 11th, 2020