Week of August 11th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17
High 27 27 26 25 23 24 26
Low 14 19 20 18 17 17 19

Not that you need to be a physicist to walk down Wasaga beach, but apparently it helps. I actually met and talked to a physicists (OK – a retired high school Physics teacher). He clued me into what was happening with this picture. On Wednesday (August 15, 2019), I photographed a strange effect far off-shore. A boat apparently floating above the water. I’m told that this is known as a Fata Morgan mirage.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fata_Morgana_(mirage). I think that this header pic is a keeper!

Monday, August 12th, 2019 – On Friday August 9th, I posted pictures of high waves on Wasaga Beach .  It looked fun at the time, but the water did some serious damage. Lots of heavy equipment on the beach for three days this week cleaning up – costly I’m sure!
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 – Taken from ~ 1km  east of beach one along the provincial parking lots. Most people don’t head this far east. The beach here is a less maintained, but this is where I would go to enjoy Wasaga Beach and avoid the crowds when the beach is busy.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 – The main beach is packed, but nobody around a short 1 km east of the main beach.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 – This is the Wasaga Beach equivalent of a UFO – With a telephoto lense I was able to make out the boat far off shore – With the naked eye it looked like an iceberg. I spoke to lots of people who asked what they were seeing on the Horizon (I guess I look like local by now). The answer is refraction. Apparently one now needs to be a physicist to enjoy a walk down the beach – LOL! https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/175873/earth-curvature-refraction-for-dummies
Thursday, August 15, 2019 – Walking along the river east of Beach one.
Friday, August 16th, 2019 – Michelle and I headed to Manitoulin Island on Friday – We came across a deer that appears too skinny for the season. Lots of vegetation – something is wrong I’m afraid.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – The view from Mom & Dad’s camp on Lake Manitou – The wind turbines across the lake are new. I’m not sure, but I think we are looking at the turbine at M’Chigeeng formerly known as West Bay.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – I spent some time playing around with camera settings to try and capture the perfect sunset on Lake Manitou.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – As above, but wanted to capture my parents deck close to the lake.