Week of Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Nov08 Nov09 Nov10 Nov11 Nov12 Nov13 Nov14
High 21 21 23 18 10 8 7
Low 8 7 7 6 1 1 2

This week continued to shatter temperature records for November.  Having 23C temperatures in made it easy to get things put away and get ready for winter. This is the week after the US election. Someone wrote “Biden Won” in big letters across the sand.

Sunday, November 8th, 2020 – Walking down to the beach near 13th street on a beautiful summer-like today.
Sunday, November 8th, 2020 – Usually the beach is deserted in November, but plenty of people on the beach today taking advantage of the nice weather. First time I’m seen a beach volleyball game in November!
Sunday, November 8th, 2020 – Taken just east of beach one on my daily walk.
Friday, November 13th, 2020 – Walking east towards beach one on Friday around 12:00 noon.
Saturday, November 14th, 2020 – Thinks are feeling more seasonably now – a cool but sunny day looking west. You can see that waves have been throwing all kinds of debris up on the beach.
Saturday, November 14th, 2020 – Looking east across the main beach – deserted on a Saturday morning.

 

 

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

November brings epic storms. The worst of the damage was down overnight and I’m afraid I didn’t get pictures of the actual wind. The damage was shocking.  The high water is the main reason for all the damage,

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

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

A super fun week with out of town guests who came to enjoy the beach. We managed to have a family get together at our place. A highlight was a trip to Parry Sound to see (for the first time) my sister’s new cottage, accessible only by water on Georgian Bay.

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.