It’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 with overnight temperatures dipping down below 10C (~50F) this week.
As I’ve mentioned before, it’s hard to get reliable weather data without paying for it (this blog has no revenue sources to be clear). I appreciate the people that operate a private weather station near Beach Area 4 and share results via Weather Underground. Information about this private weather station is here –
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 – When the winds are from the west, swimming at the beach is a blast. This picture from 13th street taken between beach areas 2 and 3.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 – A swimmer bouncing around in the waves. Not the Jersey shore, but pretty close!
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 – Last summer, the location where this picture was taken was all roadway. It became impossible to protect the road from high water, so the Town wisely let the beach reclaim the road (not cheap) and created barriers to protect the buildings along beach one. This shows the extent of the damage from high water across the great lakes. Water levels remain at record highs. The fences you see in the distance are to control “density” along the most popular part of the beach. (I’m not buying this to be honest but happy to be educated as to why this makes sense)
Thursday, August 6th, 2020 – You can tell this is an evening picture by the quality of the light. I walked down Wasaga Beach twice today after missing my walk Wednesday due to work commitments. Taken near 13th street looking west.
Thursday, August 6th, 2020 – The same evening, walking back along the trails from the beach near 13th street towards Shore Lane.
Friday, August 7th, 2020 – Walking down the boardwalk west of beach one over the Friday lunch hour. You know that the weekend is going to be busy when the crowds are already nuts!
Friday, August 7th, 2020 – Boats anchored offshore near beach area one with Collingwood and the ski hill at Blue Mountain across the bay.
Saturday, August 8th, 2020 – Mom and I walked the from 18th street towards beach one, but decided to turn around as we reached the boardwalk. Even at 10:00 AM , beach area 1 and 2 were both packed with visitors.