Week of September 13th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
High 22.8 16.5 21.6 26.0 16.4 15.2
Low 16.1 5.7 3.3 15.2 6.0 2.9

Despite the overnight lows still above freezing we had frost two mornings this week. I get my weather for this site from Weather Underground (an open-source site). My preferred weather station is IWASAG6 near beach area 4. https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IWASAG6 

I took a lot of pictures Monday this week, because there were several interesting things to see. The Piping Plovers appear to be doing well this year.

I don’t know much about Piping Plovers but the pictures I took appear to be chicks. (see https://www.greatlakespipingplover.org/ ) – Piping Plovers are an endangered species around the great lakes, and local volunteers have gone to great efforts to protect their habitat including closing large sections of beach east of beach one during their nesting season.

Sunday, September 13th, 2020 – You know that Fall is coming when they start removing the garbage cans along the beach.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020 – Taken near 5th street – A few people on the boardwalk. This is usually one of the busiest areas in the summer. It’s amazing how quickly things quiet down.
Monday, September 14th, 2020 – Walking through the provincial park back to my truck at 18th street.
Monday, September 14th, 2020 – Piping Plover  chicks? I was practically tripping over them walking from beach 3 to beach 2.  They were flying over the water, but they move to quickly to get a picture – https://www.greatlakespipingplover.org/
Monday, September 14th, 2020 – Piping Plovers as far as the eye can see!
Monday, September 14th, 2020 – I’m reminded when I walk west from 18th street that Great Lakes water that levels are still at record highs. The damage across the full length of the beach is enormous.
Monday, September 14th, 2020 – Looking west from 18th street. I tend not to walk west anymore because parts of the beach are now impassible due to high water. (things gets better @ beach 5 and beyond)
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 – Taken from the park @ 13th street looking east.
Thursday, September 17th, 2020 – Looking across Beach Drive – glad the cages are gone.
Thursday, September 17th, 2020 – What a change from a year ago. Where the sand is now was Beach Drive last summer.
Friday, September 18th, 2020 – Looking west towards Collingwood on my way from Beach one.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020 – Looking east across beach one along what used to be Beach drive.

 

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