Week of July 29th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3
High 29 29 28 26 26 27 28
Low 22 22 19 17 17 18 17

Monday, July 29th, 2019 – A warm, overcast Monday. You can see that the beach is a scant two feet wide as long as there is a south wind – there is no beach at all when winds are from the W / NW.
Monday, July 29th, 2019 – erosion along the waterfront as occasional high waves disrupt the root systems of trees along the shore.

For the later part of this week I shifted my daily walks from South Georgian Bay (Wasaga Beach) to North Georgian Bay (visiting Manitoulin Island) – The Island is prettier and a lot less populated.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 – This is the bridal veil falls at Kagawong, Ontario.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 – I waded out in the river to get this picture looking upstream towards the falls.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 – Before you ask, this is not the Wasaga Beach boardwalk – This is the Providence Bay boardwalk across the south shore of Manitoulin Island on Georgian Bay – The water is high here affecting an excellent beach. I think this is even prettier than Wasaga Beach and definitely a lot less crowded!
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 – Our friends the Piping Plover are also protect up at Providence Bay although Manitoulin does not have a large-scale conservation effort as we do at Wasaga Beach – they are less threatened on Manitoulin because there are not as many people on the beach.

 

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Week of July 21st, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
July 21 July 22 July 23 July 24 July 25 July 26 July 27
High 29 24 26 26 28 29 28
Low 22 19 17 17 17 18 19
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 – look west from the boardwalk toward Beach two – a perfect summer day.
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 – taken on 13th street – this goes to show that you don’t need to walk very far from the main beach to find peace and quiet even during peak season.
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 – at the east end of the main beach east. People are hiding out among the Plovers to avoid the crowds on the main beach.
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 – Looking west, the main beach is plenty busy – part of the problem is that the beach is smaller than previous years because of high water.
Friday, July 26th, 2019 – I boat anchored just offshore east of beach one.
Friday, July 26th, 2019 – A WW I era biplane showing off flying low across beach one. Not even an airshow today. Don’t see this every day.

 

 

 

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Week of July 14th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19 July 20
High 22 27 28 25 30 29 28
Low 11 11 19 17 14 23 22

It’s funny how we wait for warm weather all winter and we want it to cool down once it’s here. The early part of this week was perfect – high of 22 early in the week and cooling right down at night.  The later part of the week was warm – this was a week of record heat through much of the USA.

Sunday, July 14th, 2019 – at Beach 2 along the boardwalk looking west. A perfect beach day.
Sunday, July 14th, 2019 – This picture shows the extent of the high water levels  on Georgian bay. The beach is almost non-existent at beach one – every so often a rogue wave washes over the folks sun bathing on the sliver of sand previously known as Beach one!
Sunday, July 14th, 2019 – An talented musician singing her heart out along Beach drive.
Monday, July 15th, 2019 – There is something creepy about how the seagulls become completely unafraid of people. Thinking Alfred Hitchcock. In the early spring they are timid of people. This time of year you need to kick them out of the way.
Monday, July 15th, 2019 – The water is high and there is no beach east of 18th street – unfortunately the only path is along trails through the grass.
Friday, July 19th, 2019 – East of beach one along the boardwalk. This section of beach is still fenced off to protect the Piping Plovers.
Friday, July 19th, 2019 – At the far eastern edge of the boardwalk east of Beach one.
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 – Looking west from the very east end of Wasaga Beach.
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 – this year is ugly – check out all the silt. It comes and goes depend on the wave action – particularly bad today.
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