Week of July 14th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19 July 20
High 22 27 28 25 30 29 28
Low 11 11 19 17 14 23 22

It’s funny how we wait for warm weather all winter and we want it to cool down once it’s here. The early part of this week was perfect – high of 22 early in the week and cooling right down at night.  The later part of the week was warm – this was a week of record heat through much of the USA.

Sunday, July 14th, 2019 – at Beach 2 along the boardwalk looking west. A perfect beach day.
Sunday, July 14th, 2019 – This picture shows the extent of the high water levels  on Georgian bay. The beach is almost non-existent at beach one – every so often a rogue wave washes over the folks sun bathing on the sliver of sand previously known as Beach one!
Sunday, July 14th, 2019 – An talented musician singing her heart out along Beach drive.
Monday, July 15th, 2019 – There is something creepy about how the seagulls become completely unafraid of people. Thinking Alfred Hitchcock. In the early spring they are timid of people. This time of year you need to kick them out of the way.
Monday, July 15th, 2019 – The water is high and there is no beach east of 18th street – unfortunately the only path is along trails through the grass.
Friday, July 19th, 2019 – East of beach one along the boardwalk. This section of beach is still fenced off to protect the Piping Plovers.
Friday, July 19th, 2019 – At the far eastern edge of the boardwalk east of Beach one.
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 – Looking west from the very east end of Wasaga Beach.
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 – this year is ugly – check out all the silt. It comes and goes depend on the wave action – particularly bad today.

Week of July 7th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
July 7 July 8 July 9 July 10 July 11 July 12 July 13
High 21 24 24 28 23 19
Low 14 8 8 13 15 15

I hate to say it, but I think we may be among the few beneficiaries of climate change here in South Georgian Bay (this year at least). We had a very slow spring. As of late June, the waters of Georgian Bay were 3-5 degrees below normal. Even on a warm day, walking down the beach,  it feels like there is a freezer door wide open to the north. The cold air off the lake is awesome on hot days and cool nights are perfect for sleeping.

Sunday, July 7th, 2019 – We spent the morning installing our new #bestop softcover on Michelle’s jeep. We’re now officially ready for summer! Hardcover is stored for the season.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 – Looking west on beach drive. Even on a Tuesday the main beach is packed in July.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 – The fair is in town – view from the south of beach one waterfront looking north.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 – I’ve shifted my daily walks further east because a lot of beach 3 and 4 are underwater – Nottawasaga River to the right as I walk down the beach east of the main beach pavilion.
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 – Stand-up Paddleboard Competition (SUP) at Beach One.
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 – Looking east down beach one – rain clearly on the way
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 – Despite the coming thunderstorms people still on the main beach

 

 

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.