There is no more ice on the bay. We had quite a wind storm this week that did serious damage. Also, a lot of debris that was previously caught in this ice has started to wash up on shore from the loss of docks and trees due to high water on the Nottawasaga River.
At home we lost a 100 feet of fencing due to the high winds. This week’s weather events were unfortunately expensive.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 – Spring is messy. Lots of debris washing up on the beach. We were speculating that much of this is due to ice dams earlier this year on the Nottawasaga river that did a lot of damage to trees on the river shoreline and took out several docks. All of the debris that washed out to the open bay is coming back in with northwest winds now that the ice is gone including chairs, trees and event broken docks.
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 – The provincial park crew have started to clean things up. They used heavy equipment to move large logs. Several were so heavy I couldn’t budge them by hand. They started at beach one are working their way west cleaning up all the debris.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 – Today was foggy and very cold with the mist coming off the still freezing water. You can see a pile where the grader has collected sticks and sand to the cleaned up later.
Friday, May 4th, 2018 – Today was the day of the unbelievable wind storms through most of Ontario. I’m afraid that the nice new Wasaga Beach sign on County Road 10 by the water tower couldn’t take the winds and was demolished. Winds in Barrie were 106 km/hour. We had serious damage to our fence with five posts broken at the base. I didn’t manage to get down to the beach to see the storm as I was concerned about driving with all the debris flying about.
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 – The winds must have really been something. I found this heavy metal sign from beach 4 (the dog beach) about 500 meters down the shore at beach 3. The waves apparently tore it our of the sand, it washed out to the bay and the waves pushed it up shore on beach three. It was stuck face down and I turned it over and was surprised to see what it was.
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 – Looking toward Blue Mountain there is still snow on the mountains despite several days of warm weather. You could see that the waves must have been ferocious because they extended 80 to 100 feet up the beach in places depending on the slope.