Week of June 4th, 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jun 4 Jun 5 Jun 6 Jun 7 Jun 8 Jun 9 Jun 10
High 18 18 17 18 20 19 30
Low 9 9 10 5 7 11 11

It’s great to be fully into the month of June. I was expecting full summer weather, but we’ve had a very wet spring. Water level I’m told is a full meter higher than normal.  In case you are wondering why Wasaga beach looks “tiny” this is the reason.  Because of flooding in Ottawa and the Saint Lawrence, the clever folks that control water levels in the great lakes cannot lower water levels yet. Last year at the narrowest point there was at least 50 feet of beach. This year, often less than 10 feet.

June 4th – overcast day looking northwest across the bay.

The beach critters are slowly re-emerging. I spent a fair amount of time observing this turtle below. I spotted him (or her) at a distance. Walking toward the boardwalk at a pretty good clip. As I got close, no movement at all. Even on the return trip after 15 minutes, the turtle was hunkered down.

On June 5th I came across a turtle making his or her way across the beach.

My usual route is to walk from 18th street to beach one near South Beach Restaurant. A spot Michelle and I recommend by the way. On June 6th I ventured a little further east.  Parts of the beach are closed to protect the habitat of “Piping Plovers”. Good thing Donald Trump (noted environmentalist) is not aware of this area or he would likely call in an air strike – kind of joking I guess.

On June 6th I wandered to the east side of Beach One. Learned a lot about Piping Plovers. I’m all for protecting these little guys.
June 7 – The beach was spectacular today. Chose this picture to tell the story.

With Canada’s 150th anniversary around the corner, the beach is getting a facelift! I was delighted to see fresh paint and cool colors across several businesses at Beach One.  These guys obviously got together and agreed on colors. Looks great.  Kudos to the town of Wasaga Beach.

June 8th – Wasaga beach facelift

My nephews Braydon and Regan work on the beach. I’ve met Braydon several times walking down the  beach and always forget to snap a picture up close. Braydon leaving in his four wheeler.

Walking down the beach the morning of June 9th 2017 before driving to Ottawa to support our friends in the ALS walk


Team Parsons in Ottawa on the Parkway near the war museum. We’re proud of our friend Brian for all he did for others before he passed away from ALS
The highlanders getting ready. Ottawa is such a beautiful place.
The Parliament buildings in the background as we return from the ALS walk.
Team Parsons met up after the walk at “the mill”. The Mill restaurant was an icon in Ottawa when we lived there prior to 2,000. It was sadly closed, but Mill Street Brewery cleverly purchased the property. A wonderful spot! Highly recommended.