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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Week of Sunday September 1st, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 1 Sep 2 Sep 3 Sep 4 Sep 5 Sep 6 Sep 7
High 19 23 21 22 21 19
Low 16 17 15 16 12 14
Monday, September 2nd 2019 – The beach was surprisingly quiet for Labor Day Monday. The water levels haven’t changed but high waves re-shaped the shore line dramatically over the month of August.
Monday, September 2nd 2019 – taken from the park near 13th street looking west towards Collingwood
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – Back to school – Looking east from just east of the 18th street beach entrance.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – Back to school – I had the beach to myself of an overcast Fall-like day
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – High-winds today. Bad enough to close Beach Drive so I had to come down and have a look. Taken from the boardwalk just west of Beach One.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Beach Drive is underwater again – this has been a tough year for city crews to stay ahead of the damage caused by high water.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – I like this picture with the wind-blown yellow flowers and the yellow traffic barriers. The ripples in the foreground is water across the road on Beach drive.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Taken at the 2nd street entrance to the main beach – Beach Drive is closed because of the high water.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Looking west from behind the paddle surf shop at beach one.