2022 walks

  • Week of December 26th, 2021

    Week of December 26th, 2021
    We’ve had an exceptionally mild Christmas holiday. Kind of nice for people traveling for the holidays. We were fortunate to get our entire family together ...
  • Week of January 2nd, 2022

    Week of January 2nd, 2022
    It’s funny to walk along the beach with open water in early January. In prior years we had significant ice along the shore by this ...
  • Week of January 9th, 2022

    Week of January 9th, 2022
    Winter finally hit this week and froze the bay. I doubt we will see open water for a while given the forecast. The temperatures above ...
  • Week of January 16, 2022

    Week of January 16, 2022
    Exciting week at our place. We started construction on a sunroom addition to our home. Despite this, I managed to get down the beach every ...
  • Week of January 23rd, 2022

    Week of January 23rd, 2022
    This week was one of the coldest we’ve experienced in the past few years. We got down to -29.6C on January 29th. I remember days ...
  • Week of January 30th, 2022

    Week of January 30th, 2022
    Conditions are generally better than the past few years. The cold temperatures make it easier to get out on the ice without worrying about slush. Sunday, ...
  • Week of February 6th, 2022

    Week of February 6th, 2022
    A trip up to Blue Mountain was the highlight of our week. What a beautiful spot in the winter. Sunday, February 6th, 2022 – Taken near ...
  • Week of February 13th, 2022

    Week of February 13th, 2022
    The highlight of this week was coming across an emergency response team practicing cold water rescues out at the edge of the ice. It’s dangerous ...
  • Week of February 20th, 2022

    Week of February 20th, 2022
    Several walks down the west end of the beach this week. Sunday, February 20th, 2022 – This was my favorite picture of the week. A ...
  • Week of February 27th, 2022

    Week of February 27th, 2022
    An interesting week. Snow squalls with a few nice days in between. The early part of the week was cold with overnight temperatures in the ...
  • Week of March 6th, 2022

    Week of March 6th, 2022
    We had a serious melt on Sunday, March 6th, with temperatures all the way up to 15 degrees. My favorite picture is of an entrance ...
  • Week of March 13th, 2022

    Week of March 13th, 2022
    It always makes me nervous to see people far out on the ice this time of year. The ice conditions can change very suddenly. The ...
  • Week of March 20th, 2022

    Week of March 20th, 2022
    March and April are pretty ugly-looking months walking up and down the beach. The ice along the shore usually breaks up here in mid-April. ...
  • Week of March 27th, 2022

    This year, March went out like a Lion. (sort of) – We had cold nights and some snowy days, but the temperatures were all over ...
  • Week of April 3rd, 2022

    Week of April 3rd, 2022
    The shore ice is still hanging on but it started to melt both from the beach and out on the other side of the berms. ...
  • Week of April 10th, 2022

    Week of April 10th, 2022
    The weather is all over the map this time of year. Some days were almost like summer, but when the winds are from the north ...
  • Week of April 17th, 2022

    Week of April 17th, 2022
    This week started with snow on Easter Sunday. The ice is all finally gone from our end of Georgian Bay. Sunday, April 17th, 2022 – We ...
  • Week of April 24th 2022

    This time of year the weather is getting nice, but the beach is almost always deserted. Some days I meet nobody. Sunday, April 24th – Look ...
  • Week of May 1st, 2022

    Week of May 1st, 2022
    The ice is off the bay and it is beginning to feel more like summer. Unfortunately, my camera stopped working. I got down the beach ...
  • Week of May 8th, 2022

    Week of May 8th, 2022
    We’re enjoying wonderful weather for early May. I took a chance and planted flowers early this year knowing that I was risking frost. I took ...
  • Week of May 15th, 2022

    Week of May 15th, 2022
    I was just back from Nashville this week and conditioned to warm Tennessee weather. Thankfully the beach didn’t disappoint. Sunday, May 15th, 2022 – Very cool ...
  • Week of May 22nd, 2022

    Week of May 22nd, 2022
    The waterfront will be undergoing a significant renovation this summer with construction starting in June. The Town of Wasaga Beach posted details of initial reconstruction ...
  • Week of May 29th, 2022

    Week of May 29th, 2022
    In the early part of this week, we enjoyed exceptional weather for late in May with temperatures in the 30s. Sunday, May 29th, 2022 – ...
  • Week of June 5th, 2022

    Week of June 5th, 2022
    Other than gas prices being through the roof, June is off to a great start. We’ve had wonderful weather and the beach is in great ...
  • Week of June 12th, 2022

    Week of June 12th, 2022
    This week reminded me how awesome Lake Manitou was growing up around Manitoulin Island. Thanks to my cousin Marjorie for sharing her pictures! Sunday, June 12th, ...
  • Week of June 19th, 2022

    Week of June 19th, 2022
    This week started with interesting high-end kites flying down around beach one. Some exceptional summer weather well into the thirties. Mid-week I was in Collingwood ...
  • Week of June 26th, 2022

    Week of June 26th, 2022
    This week my regular beach walks were interrupted by a short trip down to Toronto to celebrate my son Ben and his girlfriend Sophia being ...
  • Week of July 3rd, 2022

    Week of July 3rd, 2022
    Lots of excitement this week with the Canada Day long weekend and standup paddleboard races on Saturday July 9th. Here is a link to the ...
  • Week of July 10th, 2022

    Week of July 10th, 2022
    A gorgeous second week in July with summer in full swing. Sunday, July 10th, 2022 – On the way to Beach one mid-morning with the boardwalk ...
  • Week of July 17th, 2022

    Week of July 17th, 2022
    We’re into the dog days of summer! A beautiful week in July. Monday, July 18th, 2022 – Walking towards Beach one. Taken just west of 13th ...
  • Week of July 24th, 2022

    Week of July 24th, 2022
    Pictures taken in late July during daily walks up and down Wasaga Beach. Sunday, July 24, 2022 – Exiting the beach near 13th street at a ...
  • Week of July 31st, 2022

    Week of July 31st, 2022
    The Holiday Monday of the long weekend fell on August 1st this year. Sunday, July 31st, 2022 – This picture was taken looking west from ...
  • Week of August 7th, 2022

    Week of August 7th, 2022
    Pictures walking down Wasaga Beach during the second week in August 2022. This was a special week. Late in the week, I made a trek ...
  • Week of August 14th, 2022

    Week of August 14th, 2022
    This week was a little different than most. I made a trek up to Sudbury and Hanmer to check out Falcona Camp on Saturday and ...
  • Week of August 21st, 2022

    Week of August 21st, 2022
    Another beautiful week as summer winds to a close. The days are getting a little shorter and the beach is less crowded despite the excellent ...
  • Week of August 28th, 2022

    Week of August 28th, 2022
    This was the week before Labor day which fell on September 5th this year. A warm week for late August. Sunday, August 28th, 2022 – Early ...
  • Week of September 4th, 2022

    Week of September 4th, 2022
    This week we took advantage of a cool cloudy day on Sunday to hit the ATV trails near Phelpston. Thanks to my brother Don and ...
  • Week of September 11th, 2022

    Week of September 11th, 2022
    Queen Elizabeth sadly passed away on Sept 8th. It was nice to see so many Union Jacks paying respect up and down the beach. Sunday, Sept ...
  • Week of September 18th, 2022

    Week of September 18th, 2022
    The kite surfers were out in full force this week – especially on Monday the 19th which was warm and windy. Ideal conditions. Sunday, September ...
  • Week of September 25th, 2022

    Week of September 25th, 2022
    It’s hard to believe how quickly the summer went. Fall is in the air. We started the week celebrating our younger son’s 21st birthday party. ...
  • Week of October 2nd, 2022

    Week of October 2nd, 2022
    This was a beautiful week with warm daytime highs, but the nights are getting cold. Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 – Walking down to beach one ...
  • Week of October 9th, 2022

    Week of October 9th, 2022
    We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, and it was a rare moment to get at least part of our family together. We enjoyed a ...
  • Week of October 16th, 2022

    Week of October 16th, 2022
    The fall colors are pretty much at their peak this week. This week’s cover photo is taken in our front yard in Wasaga Beach where ...
  • Week of October 23rd, 2022

    Week of October 23rd, 2022
    This has turned out to be an exceptional year for Fall colors. The picture below was taken in our front yard on October 24th. The ...
  • Week of October 30th, 2022

    Week of October 30th, 2022
    We are enjoying spectacular weather for early November with daytime highs into the 20s. This week we celebrated Halloween and watched as the town began ...
  • Week of November 6th, 2022

    Week of November 6th, 2022
    This week we enjoyed all-time record high temperatures for November. The town continues to clear Beach Drive of sand – an election promise being kept ...