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 time. This week we started to get some colder temperatures including our coldest overnight temperature yet (-20.1 according to the Wasaga Beach weather underground station). By the end of this week, we should have more ice along the shore.
Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 – Today was quite mild – about two degrees around the noon hour as I walked down the beach. This picture was taken looking across the bay towards the Collingwood terminal. The blue mountains are in mist or low-lying clouds.
Saturday, January 8th, 2022 – Early morning Saturday was very cold. For the first time this year, the surface of the ice froze solid. The waves finally calmed down enough for the water to freeze. There was a thin sheen of ice as far our as you could see with frozen snow chunks out in the bay.