Week of April 19th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 25
High 11.7 12.0 4.0 1.7 10.8 7.2 13.5
Low -0.5 -5.1 -2.2 -4.1 -6.3 0.1 -3.8

This week there was a terrible shooting in Nova Scotia that gripped the nation.  My sister’s OPP detachment in Parry Sound posted a wonderful tribute with Georgian Bay in the background.

Monday April 20th, 2020 – Taken at 16th street.
Monday April 20th, 2020 – Hiking up the trail near our home off Wasaga Sands by the water tower. Looking southwest.
Monday April 20th, 2020 – Looking west/northwest from the hiking trails a few blocks from our place @ Wasaga Beach. William Arnell Park in the top right of the photo.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 – My sister sent me this wonderful picture of the Parry Sound OPP detachment paying tribute to their fallen RCMP sister in Nova Scotia – Such a tragedy. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/rcmp-weapon-lockdown-portapique-1.5537598
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 – Taken just west of 18th street looking east across the Bay.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Saturday April 25th, 2020 – Jamie perfecting his swing on a day off.
Sunday, April 26th, 2020 – New signs confirming that the beach is closed.

Week of April 12th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 18
High 15.9 14.4 5.8 0.9 2.8 7.7 10.6
Low 1.2 0.8 -2.4 -7.0 -3.2 -4.4 -4.3

These pictures illustrate why some of my family and friends are wise to stay in Florida. Even when the snow is gone, spring seems to drag on forever in Southern Ontario and the beach is ugly. April showers bring May flowers.

Monday April 13th, 2020 – Taken near 39th street – this storm sewer outlet is normally far from the beach, but not this year.
Monday April 13th, 2020 – Looking east from near 39th street.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 – Taken on Shore Lane near 15th street looking west.
Saturday, April 18th, 2020 – Finally, a sunny day. you can see all the debris thrown up on the beach from Fall and winter. Taken near 16th street.
Saturday, April 18th, 2020 – Taken near 16th street looking east.

Week of April 5th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 5 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 9 Apr 10 Apr 11
High 6.0 10.5 16.4 10.1 6.3 4.4 4.5
Low -1.4 -4.2 -1.1 3.8 0.7 -1.0 -1.4

The beach continues to be closed. I haven’t been walking along the beach, but I’ve been walking into deserted beach entrances to snap pictures.

Thursday April 9th, 2020 – Picture taken from 39th street looking toward the Blue Mountains across the bay.
Thursday April 9th, 2020 – Not a good day to be out on Georgian Bay. Blue Mountain in the background with snow still on the mountain. It looks closer than usual because this picture is taken from Beach 6. I’m staying away from the main beach due to the COVID-19 restrictions.