Week of September 22nd, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 22 Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 27 Sep 27 Sep  28
High 28 25 27 20 23 19 15
Low 17 16 10 10 9 7 12 6
Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 – A warm, hazy Sunday – looking east toward beach one. The erosion to the beach is significant near 13th street. Last year the shoreline was definitely ~ 40-50 feet to the left.
Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 – Walking back home along Shore Lane. Lots of people around for the weekend.
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 – The weather changed today with winds from the northwest so I was back to weaving my way along trails as opposed to walking on the beach. Even gentle winds make the beach impassible this year with the water being so high. Take east of 18th street looking northeast along the shore.
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 – Looking west toward Blue Mountain from near 18th street. It wasn’t particularly windy today, but the waves are breaking far from shore because the water is so shallow.
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 – A recently renovated section of the boardwalk along beach area 2 looking west. Crazy how the beach is deserted even on a warm day this time of year.
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 – Rain clouds in the east. Taken looking east from near 16th street around lunch.
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 – Looking west from near beach 2. Despite all the erosion even mild west winds make the beach impassible in places this year.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 – looking east towards beach area 2 near 13th street just before sunset.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 – Looking across the may towards the Blue Mountains Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 – Looking west towards the Blue Mountains
Thursday, September 26th, 2019 – Just after sunset on a windy Thursday looking across the bay.
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Taken Saturday evening – I have no idea why they call these the Blue Mountains – LOL!
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Saturday evening just after sunset
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Saturday evening just after sunset. Taken from the top of a sand dune just west of the 18th street beach entrance looking west towards the Blue Mountains.
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Week of September 15th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 18 Sep 19 Sep 20 Sep  21
High 17 18 23 22 23 24 27
Low 8 11 7 9 10 9 12

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 – I didn’t note the location, but this pictures was taken somewhere between 18th and 13th street looking NNE towards Christian Island.  You can see that the beach is very shallow 100+ feet from shore.

 

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 – Looking east across the beach near 13th street. Although the beach is being groomed by heavy equipment, you can see the effects of erosion from waves. In the early spring, the grass extended all the way to where the water is now. Now you need to be a mountain goat to climb the beach entrances at 13th street.
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 – These cottages known as “At the Sands” aka “Sandpiper Beach Resort” are near 13th street a short walk from beach one. They are popular with students. When my son was at Newmarket High School they booked these waterfront cottages for a post-graduation party – more details at http://wasagabeachcottagerental.com/
Thursday, September 19th, 2019 – Looking toward Blue Mountain across the Nottawasaga Bay – these shallow sand bars come and go day to day depending on wave action, but the seagulls love them!
Thursday, September 19th, 2019 – walking back home on Thursday, I circled back through the provincial park that runs across the Wasaga Beach shore line. This picture taken west of the west-end beach area 2 boardwalk. Hardly a person in sight.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – Taken with a telephoto lens. It’s hard to estimate distance across water, but this dog was at least 120 feet from shore (playing catch). The water is shallow despite the high water levels and there are more sand dunes cresting the surface than last year. I think that as the shoreline has eroded. The sand has stayed close to shore making the beach shallower (and warmer) than usual.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – Taken early morning looking inland just west of the Beach area 2 boardwalk near the main beach.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – A fancy new sign erected this summer at beach area one that I failed to point out before.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – walked back through the provincial park again today parallel to the beach. Fall colors are just a few weeks away.

 

 

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Week of September 8th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 8 Sep 9 Sep 10 Sep 11 Sep 12 Sep 13 Sep 14
High 18 19 22 27 19 21 22
Low 11 8 11 12 6 10 12
Sunday, September 8th, 2019 – looking west towards the Blue Mountains
Sunday, September 8th, 2019 – looking east – taken from just east of 18th street.
Sunday, September 8th, 2019 – near 13th street – this part of the beach was unwalkable two weeks ago. High waves have eroded the beach
Monday, September 9th, 2019 – a Piping Plover. I’ve written about the Piping Plover’s before. These are a protected species with sanctuaries all around Georgian Bay.
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 – Looking north from beach one. Seagulls are definitely not an endangered species.
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 – 45 gallon drums are used as garbage cans – stacked up for the season on the way to the provincial parking area east of beach one.
Thursday, September 12th, 2019 – taken looking west from the boardwalk just east of beach area one.

 

 

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