2021 walks

  • Week of December 27th, 2020

    Week of December 27th, 2020The lake effect snow warnings ended on Tuesday. I was hoping for colder temperatures, but unfortunately the forecast is warm. Warm weather means that the ...
  • Week of January 3rd, 2021

    Week of January 3rd, 2021Hopefully 2021 will be a better year than 2020. This week started out warm with some nice sunny days. In prior years there has been ...
  • Week of January 10th, 2021

    Week of January 10th, 2021Another unseasonably warm week along Wasaga Beach. The upside is the the snow has melted and it’s easier to walk along the sand than snowmobile ...
  • Week of January 17th, 2021

    Week of January 17th, 2021We’re starting to return to more seasonal weather this week. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but we need a couple of weeks of very ...
  • Week of January 24th, 2021

    Week of January 24th, 2021After heavy snow on the weekend, we’re starting to finally get colder temperatures. The shoreline is slowly starting to freeze despite steady winds from the ...
  • Week of January 31st, 2021

    Week of January 31st, 2021Some weeks in the winter are evening better than mid-summer and this was one of those weeks! Perfect winter weather – cold and sunny!  
  • Week of February 7th, 2021

    Week of February 7th, 2021Even with nights getting as low as -20C and temperatures below freezing all week, South Georgian Bay still refuses to freeze.
  • Week of February 14th, 2021

    Week of February 14th, 2021More seasonable temperatures this week with some beautiful days.  Small amounts of snow overnight almost every day. A stream behind the Recplex always catches my ...
  • Week of February 21st, 2021

    Week of February 21st, 2021This week was a little warmer, and the ice conditions have become excellent for walking down the beach. Finally the snowmobile trails are firm enough ...
  • Week of February 28th, 2021

    Week of February 28th, 2021I’m not sure whether March came in like a lamb or a lion. It was certainly cold enough overnight with blowing snow (-12C). It was warming ...
  • Week of Sunday March 7th, 2021

    Week of Sunday March 7th, 2021Most days this week I walked down the beach twice. The evening pictures are taken from the west end of the beach between 50th and ...
  • Week of Sunday, March 14th, 2021

    Week of Sunday, March 14th, 2021This week we watched the shore ice slowly disappear. This was a gentle winter compared to years passed. We rarely say the bay fully frozen ...
  • Week of March 21st, 2021

    Week of March 21st, 2021We had an unseasonable warm spell in late March – summer weather! March is definitely going out like a lamb this year. The highlight of my ...
  • Week of March 28th, 2021

    Week of March 28th, 2021Unfortunately there isn’t a lot to see this time of year. The bay is completely free of ice, but there is hardly anyone is on ...
  • Week of April 5th, 2021

    Week of April 5th, 2021A return to summer weather this week. Temperatures in the high twenties. This is insane for early April!  
  • Week of April 11th, 2021

    Week of April 11th, 2021The rule of thumb around here is not to plant flowers until May 1st. This year the season is way early. There is still the ...
  • Week of April 18th, 2021

    Week of April 18th, 2021This week we moved our son out of his college residence at Georgian College. The beach is even quieter than usual with another COVID-related lockdown ...
  • Week of April 25th, 2021

    Week of April 25th, 2021The problem with April is that it seems to last forever. We just get a taste of spring, and then it is back to cold ...
  • Week of May 2nd, 2021

    Week of May 2nd, 2021The problem with relying on open source weather data is that occasionally stations are down. Rather than make up the temperatures, I’ve decided to acknowledge ...
  • Week of May 9th, 2021

    Week of May 9th, 2021A perfect week for enjoying the beach – there is nothing better than cool overnight temperatures and daily highs in the teens. It’s still pretty ...
  • Week of May 16th, 2021

    Week of May 16th, 2021This week was the lead up to the Victoria Day weekend, aka “the May 2-4”. Victoria Day marks the unofficial start of summer.
  • Week of May 23rd, 2021

    Week of May 23rd, 2021We dipped below freezing this week – rare for the end of May. Thankfully our plants were OK, but some of our neighbors had frost ...
  • Week of May 30th, 2021

    Week of May 30th, 2021The highlight of my week was exploring a bike trail with my Dad between Stayner and Collingwood. Lots of fun. We learned that the ~ ...
  • Week of June 6th, 2021

    Week of June 6th, 2021Sweltering hot temperatures this week for June! We can’t complain about the weather this year other than that we could use more rain.  
  • Week of June 13th, 2021

    Week of June 13th, 2021A glorious week! The big news in our family was the formal graduation of our oldest son Ben from Law school. Congratulations! Seven years of ...
  • Week of June 20th, 2021

    Week of June 20th, 2021Getting the weather data that I put at the top of each post is an ongoing challenge. Most commercial sites require that you may for ...
  • Week of June 27th, 2021

    Week of June 27th, 2021Happy Canada Day! The beach is slowly coming back to life as more people get vaccinated. Things were shockingly quiet over the Canada Day weekend ...
  • Week of July 4th, 2021

    Week of July 4th, 2021 We got a break from the heat this week with a few rainy days back to back late in the week. So far it’s hard ...
  • Week of July 11th, 2021

    It looks as though we’re headed for a rainy weekend. I guess we shouldn’t be complaining. Better this than the hot weather our friends in ...
  • Week of July 18th, 2021

    Week of July 18th, 2021 Getting accurate weather data (without paying for it) is challenging. I generally use Weather Underground as a source of crowd sourced weather data, but unfortunately ...
  • Week of July 25th, 2021

    Week of July 25th, 2021 Another great week at the beach. Things are buzzing with activity in July. It’s great to see the crowds returning and so many people out ...
  • Week of Aug 1st, 2021

    Week of Aug 1st, 2021 It’s hard to complain about the weather this year. Warm days and cool nights. We’ve had two months of awesome weather. We get continual warnings ...
  • Week of August 8th, 2021

    Week of August 8th, 2021 This is probably the hottest week of the summer so far with daily highs over 30C. Thankfully the evenings cooled down by the end of ...
  • Week of August 15th, 2021

    Week of August 15th, 2021 Another awesome week. Warm days and cool nights. Hard to beat August 2021 around here. Sunday, August 15th – this pictures taken Sunday morning at around ...
  • Week of August 22nd, 2021

    Week of August 22nd, 2021 Despite the warm weather summer is coming to and end. It’s hard to keep falling leaves out of the tree in our backyard. Pics from ...
  • Week of August 29th, 2021

    Week of August 29th, 2021 Another awesome week. This was an excellent week for kite sailors with steady west winds. Beach 6 is a favorite spot for kite sailors under ...
  • Week of September 5th, 2021

    Week of September 5th, 2021 It’s sad to see summer come to a close, but I confess it is also nice to have the beach back to myself. I couldn’t ...
  • Week of September 12, 2021

    Week of September 12, 2021 The crowds are disappearing from Wasaga Beach. Despite excellent weather, the beach has been quiet since labor day. Monday, September 13th, 2021 – This picture taken ...
  • Week of September 19th, 2021

    Week of September 19th, 2021 An awesome September week. This week culminated with another car rally at Wasaga Beach. Sunday, Sept 19th, 2021 – The Northwest winds can be fierce ...
  • Week of September 26th, 2021

    Week of September 26th, 2021 Today was a memorable day. My younger son Jamie turned 20 years old. We had a wonderful celebration for Jamie. His grandmother flew in ...
  • Week of October 3rd, 2021

    Week of October 3rd, 2021 The highlight of this week was the Hootenany at the Wasaga Beach Recplex on October 9th – https://calendar.wasagabeach.com/community/Detail/2021-10-09-1200-Hootenanny Monday, October 4th, 2021 – The sand ...
  • Week of October 10th, 2021

    Week of October 10th, 2021 Above seasonable temperatures this week. Walking down the beach felt like the middle of summer. Especially on Monday where we hit a high of 26 ...