Week of March 15th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21
High -0.6 6.9 6.2 5.4 8.8 15.6 22.9
Low -5.8 -8.3 -1.0 -4.9 -1.8 -5.4 -9.7

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 – The Bat is open except for shore ice pictures here. You can see that pressure from incoming waves are causing the ice to fragment into slabs of ice.
Sunday, March 15th, 2020 – Looking easy on my daily trek towards beach one. The sand is frozen solid.
Monday, March 16th, 2020 – well above freezing today. The ice fragmenting into slabs is more pronounced.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 – Another warm day. Taking looking east just east of 18th street. You can see a damaged white fence that was well back from the water in prior years.
Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – The “melt continues” – Looking west across the bay toward Collingwood with the ski hills @ the Blue Mountains in the background. The bay is peppered with floating ice. As the ice melts, the concentration of sand relative to water increases making the ice increasingly dirty.
Friday, March 20th, 2020 – Strong west winds today pummeling the shore – this is almost certainly the end of the shore ice on Wasaga Beach.
Saturday, March 21st, 2020 – Sure enough – Saturday morning the ice is gone. Usually the water is far away from the boardwalk, but the water is at record high levels still. The beach is really ugly – note some weeping tile on the beach. As the high water does damage across the Great Lakes, all kinds of debris is piling up on shore.

 

 

 

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Week of November 3rd, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Nov 03 Nov 04 Nov 05 Nov 06 Nov 07 Nov 08 Nov 09
High 4.5 7.1 6.1 2.8 2.2 0.3 0.9
Low -0.2 0.2 0.6 -1.5 -5.6 -6.2 -5.3
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 – looking east from 18th street to a brand new shoreline.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 – a storm sewer drain ripped from the ground.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 – the extension to the storm sewer in the previous pictures swept up far from shore. This pictures shows how high the waves must have been.
This garage near 17th street north is far from the shore. This shows how far the waves reached.
The rocks that made up this retaining wall scattered by the waves.
Monday, November 4th, 2019 – Near 13th street – last week I could walk up gently sloping paths from the shore. Today nothing but a vertical wall. I estimate we lost 20 feet of shoreline since last week.
Monday, November 4th, 2019 – A damaged picnic table swept away near beach one
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Week of Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jun 30 July 1 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6th
High 20 26 21 25 28 31 25
Low 12 9 17 14 13 19 19

Sunday, June 30th, 2019 – My parents and my brother and my family joining me for my daily walk down Wasaga Beach on the holiday weekend.
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 – Steph and Andrew and Wasaga Beach
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 – We had out of town guests for the Canada Day weekend. Taken on our back deck. A treat to see everyone.
Saturday, July 6th, 2019 – Barb just ahead of me as we trek from the dock up to their cottage near Parry Sound – Still a work in progress (the deck is new) but it’s already awesome.
Saturday, July 6th, 2019 – A view from Barb’s cottage – a free-floating section of dock. The water levels on Georgian Bay are so high that this extra dock section isn’t needed so it’s a diving / sun bathing platform.
Saturday, July 6th, 2019 – A trip up to my sister’s camp near Parry Sound – in a protected bay off Georgian Bay accessible only by water.
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