Things are in full swing at the beach this summer with live entertainment and a regular schedule including weekend events and evening movies on the beach.
I think we’ll look back at 2018 as one of the best summers ever in terms of weather! (although I appreciate this summer is nasty for those battling wildfires – not only in California, but closer to home north of Parry Sound as well).
I missed getting pictures two days this week. On Sunday my phone battery died, and on Monday I was tied up in meetings in Toronto.
I picked things up on Tuesday. More wonderful weather in our neck of the woods. We’re enjoying an excellent summer.
On Wednesday, the beach was packed. I’m at a loss to explain why it was busier today than yesterday. I pressed on and walked further east today so the pictures below are taken from a different perspective – from the east boardwalk looking west toward Beach one.
In case there is any debate about increased traffic in 2018, check out the photos from the same week in 2017 below. It’s not even close.
Thursday (below) was a little strange. I started my walk with clouds to the west. The didn’t look threatening to me. Within 20 minutes the weather change dramatically. People running off the beach for shelter. I was soaked to the skin and freezing.
On Friday I decided to take a different route. I walked east of Beach One to the sections of the beach that are protected for Piping Plovers. I think it’s great to see the efforts to preserve this endangered species.
On Saturday we had company and it rained in the morning. As a result, I didn’t manage to get down to the beach until the evening.
As friends know, I catalog the high and low temperatures during my daily walks down the beach. It’s become a habit. For consistency, I use a site called https://www.wunderground.com to get daily temperatures.
Just a heads up, but history functions on weather underground appear to be having trouble. Sometimes when I try to get daily highs and lows for Collingwood or Wasaga Beach I end up with temperatures at nearby CFB Borden.
Not sure if this is a bug or a feature. Anyway, take my daily temperatures with a grain of salt. Another week of awesome weather. Not to jinx it, but this is one of the best summers I remember in years.
This week was the annual Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally. Other than Canada Day, today was the second busiest day at the beach. The bikers that attend are all cool, courteous and here for a good time. Info on the event at http://wasagabeachrally.com/. Turns out this is the largest bike rally in Canada.
The picture below is from the event last year. I have my own pictures from this year’s event further down.