Week of March 26th 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar 31  April 01
High 5 12 4 4 4 2 5
Low 0 2 1 -2 0 0 0

One of the things about living in Southern Ontario is that we get these long periods where the temperatures hang in the low single digits with overcast skies week after week.   We’re in one of these slumps right now.

March 26th: My only company was two cyclists I met near the boardwalk

A couple of days this week I managed to get down to the beach twice – once during the day and again in the evening.  On the 27th it was foggy.  You couldn’t see much looking across the bay so I didn’t bother posting a picture.

March 27th: The air was warm today but you could see bands of fog drifting in from the water. The fog was cold to walk through.
March 28: A second walk to the beach in the evening from our place. Passing the dunes at the east end of Wasaga Sands near the Water Tower

On the 29th I did my daily beach walk, but I decided to head out in the evening and walk down a tributary of the Nottawasaga River near our house.  The main part of the river is swollen this time of year and flowing pretty fast, but just a stream below.  I didn’t see any beavers, but lots of evidence they are active.

March 29th: A beaver dam on the Nottawasaga river
March 29th: I feel like I’m on candid camera or being spoofed. Found this about 40 feet from the beaver dam. These must be some big beavers!

The picture below is pretty cool.  There was obviously some run-off that caused a steep bank to erode and collapse toward the river.  Note the tree down below that slid right down under the suspended fence.

Now why would someone build a fence hanging up in the air like this? 🙂

We got a winter storm on March 30th that really didn’t amount to much, but this is the same day as Mom and Dad were arriving back from Florida so we were watching the road conditions.

March 30th: Just starting to snow in the evening. We got more snow overnight.

Mom joined me on March 31st in the early afternoon for my daily walk down the beach.  She said this was a good reminder of why she and Dad go to Florida for the Winter!

March 31st: Mom back from Florida joined me for an afternoon walk down the beach

April 1st was a beautiful day with the sun shining brightly.  I’m not sure, but this might be the first seagull I’ve seen this year.  As sure sign that Spring is on the way.

April 1st: No April fools but the seagulls are back!

Looking across the bay.  We have open water in close to shore now but still layers of ice to on the lake.  You can see there is still snow on the ski hills at Blue Mountain below.

We still have some ice to get rid of – look towards Blue Mountain