Week of March 29th, 2020

Hey guys,

We all need to pull together for the COVID-19 emergency.

As tempting as it is to walk down a deserted beach this time of year, the Wasaga Beach closure makes sense.

I stopped walking down the beach when the order was issued by the town and provincial government.

I’ve seen increased OPP patrols. I’d urge people not to bother heading north for the May long weekend. The beach hardly exists due to record high water anyway.

Our mayor has requested additional OPP to ticket people who show up against provincial guidelines over the long weekend (provincial parks are all closed). All to say, don’t bother.

For now, I’m no longer posting pictures or walking down the beach. Looking forward to when this is over next year or the year after.

Today I walked "parallel to the beach" rather than "to the beach". These signs prominent at every entrance. I'm…

Posted by Gord Sissons on Saturday, April 25, 2020

 

Sunday, March 29th, 2020 – Looking across the bay to the ski hills at Blue Mountain with ominous clouds.
Sunday, March 29th, 2020 – walking toward beach one on a warm morning in March
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 – While the folks at Auto-Tech ‘N Tire swapped my winter tires out, I used the time to walk down parts of the beach I visit less often. You can see the high water here. Usually this tree is ~ 60 feet from the shore, but today the shore was impassible.  (I highly recommend Auto-Tech ‘N Tire by the way – these guys are awesome)
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

April 2nd was kind of a pivot point. I became aware that the Wasaga Beach waterfront (a provincial park) was closed by the province. This seems a little goofy in early April when the weather is awful, but I get it – The last thing we need are 10,000 visitors showing up on a much smaller beach due to record high water.

To do my part. I’ve stopped walking down the beach effective Thursday April 2nd.

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 – With the beach and most parks in the area closed, I shifted my daily walks to new trails. I drove out to the Blueberry trails and the Oxbow and both trails were closed.
Friday, April 3rd, 2020 – This trail is 10 minutes from our home.  I’m too afraid of heights to walk this regularly. East of CR-10 near Knox along high dunes along the Nottawasaga River. I sheer 100 foot drop from this point on the trail.
Friday, April 3rd, 2020 – this pictures taken walking along high sand dunes along the river. Even 1 km south of the beach, there is nothing but sand!
Friday, April 3rd, 2020 – Jorja shares a great post on her driveway.  Schools have been closed for a few weeks.
Saturday, April 4th, 2020 – a few minutes from our place – walking along the sand dunes that border the Nottawasaga River along the east side of CR-10 near Knox..

 

 

 

 

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