Week of April 30th 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 30 May 1 May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 6
High 6 17 11 7 11 6 5
Low 2 4 5 3 2 4 4

In late April we transition to warmer weather.  Progress is slow but sure!

Note the buds on the trees first week of May.

May 1st – Signs of Life! – Taken by the boardwalk on Beach one.

We had a pretty serious rain storm in the early part of May.  Floods in the news in Quebec.  We had rain every day, but no flooding.  Something to be said for living on sand!

High winds on May 2nd and I was afraid of damaging my umbrella so walking inland instead.

May 2nd – Heavy rain today – took a different route. Play structure at Beach 4.

May 3rd was clear. The beach is a total mess after the winter. Cool to see the town hard at work cleaning things up and removing debris.

May 3rd – great to see the town of Wasaga Beach hard at work. The beach is a mess!
A truckload full of driftwood being hauled away. Apparently a pristine beach takes some effort

I feel offended.  18th street is my private lot. I was the only person there all winter and often traversed serious snowbanks to park there. Apparently we need to pay now or risk a ticket.

Anyway – I lined up at the town center and purchased my residents parking pass. I’m legal now!

Another sign that summer is near. I need to pay for parking.

Later in May we had even more serious rain. I kept my promise to walk down the beach, but things were nasty. High winds from the north east. I spent the whole 5k walk protected by the umbrella.

May 11th – Heavy rain for days in early May.

Week of April 23rd 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29
High 19 18 11 18 27 19 7
Low 0 2 5 8 11 9 4

The beach is showing signs of life the last week of April.  Mom and Dad are back from Florida, so I’m grateful that my Mom is interesting in joining me most days for my walk.  I’ll lose her when she heads off to Manitoulin later in May.

Things are getting busier with my work, but I’m able to manage my schedule and carve out 90 minutes every day for my beach walk still.

April 24th – Quiet on Beach One but more cars are driving by for a look at Georgian Bay.

On April 27th, the weather was incredibly warm.  The picture below is my mom with my nephew Darby Sissons.  The reason for the coat was not to stay warm but rather to keep from getting sunburned on the back of his neck. Definitely a great day.

I’ve been noticing daily that heavy equipment is out in full force picking up debris and raking the beach.  The picture below taken at the heart of beach one looking west.  The day before this section of the beach was full of debris.

Beach one is groomed and ready for tourists!
April 27th was unseasonably warm. I hung back and took this picture of Mom and Darby. The reason for Darby’s jacket was to avoid a sunburn.
April 27th – a tractor hard at work near the boardwalk cleaning up the mess from the winter.
April 27th – took this picture walking around our neighborhood – Wasaga Sands. Colors are amazing before sunset.

On a personal note, this week I installed these cool LED lights from WayFair.COM on our fence at home.  Manufacturer is “Classy Caps”. I’m going to wait a year before writing the product review to see if they till light up. 🙂

We need to scrape and paint our fence this year. A job I’m not looking forward to.

We installed post lights at our home on April 28th
April 29th – Not sure what to call these guys, but they sail buggies up and down the beach when it is too cold to get into the water.

 

Week of April 16th 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22
High 19 9 13 18 7 9 6
Low 5 1 -2 5 5 5 3

April seems to be the longest month.  We get a taste of summer , and then experience high winds that are “stupid cold”.

April 16 – Sign explaining the importance of respecting the Wasaga Beach ecosystem. This vegetation is really unique.
April 16 – looking west – warm overcast day.  Note the debris on the beach.  Looks like a summer pattern.
April 18th – Looks like summer, but sadly everything is still closed.
April 19 – Family of ducks returned to the bay.
April 20th – Rather than walk down the beach I took a walk down a familiar Blueberry Trail route – trail was dry, but bush incredibly wet. Needed to cut my walk short because of rain.
April 21st was spectacular. I took these pictures around 8:00 AM in different light – earlier that I usually get on the beach.
April 21 – Lots of equipment on Shore Lane removing the sand deposited during the winter.
April 22 – Saturday morning looks pleasant but was stupid cold with a strong north wind. This picture taken looking northwest toward Collingwood.