We had an unseasonable warm spell in late March – summer weather! March is definitely going out like a lamb this year.
The highlight of my week was a socially distant visit with my nephew Darby, turning 26th on March 26th, 2021.
Sunday March 21st – COVID drive by for Darby’s 26th birthday party
Monday, March 22nd, 2021 – This picture was taken near 57th street walking east towards Beach area 6. Lots of lingering ice covered by sand along the shore.
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 – Another mild but overcast day. Booking from beach area one west to the start of the boardwalk.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 – the start of the western boardwalk looking west. You can see the boards that were replaced last summer.
Thursday, March 25th, 2021 – Taken near 13th street looking across the Bay. Tractors have been moving some of the larger debris that blew in with spring storms. You can still see the dirty ice mounds no doubt anchored to the bottom of the lake off shore.
Most days this week I walked down the beach twice. The evening pictures are taken from the west end of the beach between 50th and 57th street.
Sunday, March 7th, 2021 – Taken from the beach exit at 50th street. The terminals across the bay are closer from this end of the beach.
Sunday, March 7th, 2021 – The Beach 6 washrooms and change station at beach 6 as the sun sets.
Sunday, March 7th, 2021 – The partially frozen bay, looking northwest towards the blue mountains.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 – Taken at beach 2 – the snow on the boardwalk is melting! It’s much easier to walk on wood rather than snow and ice.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 – Taken at 50th street looking east.
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 – Same spot the next day.
Thursday, March 12th, 2021 – We had ferocious north winds on Thursday – Taken from 50th street looking northwest.
Saturday, March 13th, 2021 – Today could have been a summer day except for all the pesky shore ice. At the east end of the beach mid day heading towards beach one.
I’m not sure whether March came in like a lamb or a lion. It was certainly cold enough overnight with blowing snow (-12C). It was warming up nicely by Monday. I guess we’ll call it a lion in hopes of an early spring?
Sunday, February 28, 2021 – Looking east on my way to beach one.
Monday, March 1st, 2021 – Taken just west of 13th street looking west. These barriers protect properties along Shore Lane from blowing sand.
Thursday, March 4th, 2021 – Looking west across the bay – high waves and cold temperatures have made the ice berms in the distance enormous!
Thursday, March 4th, 2021 – Kit sailors at the far west end of the beach. I never managed to get a picture up close. They were on sleds criss-crossing the ice.
Friday, March 5th, 2021 – This week we could finally walk a decent distance out on the ice.
Saturday, March 6th, 2021 – I use this blue Shore Lane Trail sign as my benchmark for how deep the snow is. We’ve lost about a foot of snow on this drift in the past week. The snow used to cover the Shore Lane trail sign to the top.