Week of November 14th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20
High 4 4 5 16 16 5 5
Low 0 -1 -1 -1 1 1 -2

Warm temperatures for November. Apparently the water temperature on Georgian Bay is at a record high this year. It may be a while before the water gets cold enough to freeze.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 – The view from near 50th street
Monday, November 15th, 2021 – Overcast skies looking towards the ski hills at Blue Mountain
Tuesday, November 16th – An early evening walk near Beach 6. The sun sets early this time of year
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 – Sandbars offshore – Taken along Beach 2.
Thursday, November 18th – Heading west near 13th street on my way to Beach one.
Friday, November 19th – A spectacular day. This picture taken looking northwest from near 13th street

Week of November 7th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Nov 07 Nov 08 Nov 09 Nov 10 Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13
High 16.1 21.2 13.0 12.6 12.1 13.6 7.0
Low 1.1 2.7 7.6 0.8 -0.2 3.8 0.6

This is the week that we lost all of our leaves. The maples in our front yard are gorgeous this time of year. I also learned why birds stand on one leg! (read on for an explanation)

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 – It’s that time of year where the leaves start to fall. We’re in a race again the rain and snow. Thankfully we’ve had an awesome week to pick up leaves. They are falling at a rate of about 20 bags per day!
Sunday, November 7th, 2021 – This was the strangest thing. This bird insisted on hopping around on one leg – so much so, that I thought it had lost a leg. I mentioned this to people I passed on the beach and they shouted a few minutes later that the bird had finally lowered its second leg. So after a little bit of “googling” apparently this is common. Apparently birds frequently stand on one leg in cold climates to conserve heat – source here – https://www.earthrangers.com/why-do-birds-stand-on-one-leg/#:~:text=The%20most%20common%20reason%2C%20especially,cold%20when%20they%27re%20exposed.
Monday, November 8th. 2021 – The sun is now setting around 5:00 PM. We’re back on standard time as opposed to daylight savings time. This picture taken during an evening walk near Beach 6 at 50th street as the sun sets.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 – A similar view just after sunset the following day near Beach 6.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 – I took another 20 bags off the ground today. A perfect day for working outside. I wish the leaves would fall faster!
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 – This picture taken later the same afternoon. It’s crazy how many leaves we’ve lost in one day. You can see that the foliage is noticeably thinner.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 – The last batch of leaves were taken away Monday. This is Wednesday’s ~25 additional bags.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 – there are new signs along the Shore Lane trail. Apparently we are now part of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail – the trail is a little sketchy from Wasaga Beach and points east, but to the west of us is looks like an awesome summer hike! See link here – Great Lakes Waterfront Trail | Great Lakes Guide
Thursday, November 11th, 2021 – A strong south wind today pushed the water far off-shore. Taken near 16th street @ Beach 3.
Friday, November 13th, 2021 – As of Friday, we’re at a “crazy” 111 mulched bags of leaves. Even though not all of the leaves have been picked up, we’re declaring things “done” – The forecast is for rain and snow and wet leaves are difficult to pick up. We’re realizing that we probably need a better solution next year. This is getting to be a lot of work.
Friday, November 13th, 2021 – we got our leaves picked up just in time. Rain is coming our way from the northwest. Taken near Beach 6 at Wasaga Beach.
Saturday, November 13th, 2021 – Walking down the beach on a rainy Saturday morning.

Week of September 19th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sept 19 Sept 20 Sept 21 Sept 22 Sept 23 Sept 24 Sept 25
High 21 34 24 19 18 15 20
Low 10 10 19 12 12 9 7

An awesome September week. This week culminated with another car rally at Wasaga Beach.

Sunday, Sept 19th, 2021 – The Northwest winds can be fierce around here. Especially around November. I consider this home presently shuttered near 13th street as my benchmark for how windy it has been. You can see how windy it has been by the state of the flag. I’m impressed that the owners regularly replace the Canada flag along the front of their property.
Monday, September 20th, 2021 – Taken from the Beach 2 board walk late Monday morning. For some reason these “dunes” tend to appear early in the Fall creating little islands just off the beach. same thing happed previous years.
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 – This is also the time when the seagulls have their annual convention. Lots of gulls fathered up and down the beach. They are so used to tourists by September you practically need to kick them out of the way. 🙂
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 – In September, Wasaga Beach is often a destination for unauthorized car rallies. My first clue this was happening against this year were the yellow concrete barriers moved to block off 18th street. They are still allowing residents into the lot for now, but they are trying to keep rally cars out of the lots. The rally cars are so low slung that these barriers are enough to keep them out.
Thursday, September, 23rd, 2021 – Returning from beach one on my daily walk. Looking west down the Beach 2 boardwalk.
Friday, September 24th, 2021 – An interesting sky on Friday morning. Funny how you can just tell when Fall is in the air. The sky never looks like this in the summer.
Saturday, September 25th, 2021 – Sure enough, on Saturday morning the car rally was in full swing. I got a kick out of watching cars driving up and down Mosely along the main beach.
Saturday, September 25th – We were getting a kick out of watching the battle between rally cars and the town of Wasaga Beach – As rally cars raced up and down Mosely near the main beach, the town started piling up sand to keep rally cars out of the parking lots – we apparently ran out of yellow concrete barriers 🙂