Week of October 29th, 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Oct 29 Oct 30 Oct 31 Nov 1 Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 4
High 10 8 7 6 14 9 7
Low 2 4 1 2 4 5 2

This time of year it’s always a battle to get the leaves picked up while they are dry and before the snow falls.

Monday, October 30th, 2017 – At the 18th street beach entrance near Bungalows on the Beach. It was actually hard to see because of the sand picked up by the wind.
Monday, October 30th, 2017 – The big waves seem to be bringing in all kinds of silt and debris that the birds are feeding on
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 – It’s hard to express how miserable Tuesday was! The walk started with heavy rain and high winds and turned into wet snow by the time I was done. It was hard to get a picture because I couldn’t get the lens dry.
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 – The view from our backyard when I got home. It was still snowing but it was melting as fast as it hit the ground.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 – After a few days of wind and waves, lots of silt on the beach.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 – Picnic tables gathered together to ride out the winter just to the west of the boardwalk at beach two.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2-17 – It rained off and on, but I managed to avoid getting wet today. Looking west towards Collingwood.
Friday, November, 3rd, 2017 – Definitely the strongest steady winds so far. The beach was completely covered with water in places so I needed to retreat up onto the grass to get buy.
Friday, November, 3rd, 2017 – I always take an interest in the flag at this beautiful house at the east end of Shore Lane. I think this might be the end of the third flag I’ve seen this year. The winds just tear the flags to shreds.
Friday, November, 3rd, 2017 – You can see the wind rippling across the top of the water. The waves were pushed right up the beach making it impossible to walk on the sand at narrower parts of the beach.
Saturday, November, 4th, 2017 – cool! this log wasn’t here yesterday. It must have come in with the the high waves on Friday. It was waterlogged and too heavy to move.

Week of October 22nd, 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28
High 25 19 16 10 9 14 10
Low 10 14 10 4 3 2 5

We continued to enjoy above average temperatures late October. Sunday was all the way up to 25 degrees but things were becoming more seasonal by weeks end.

Oct 22nd, 2017 – I don’t know the story about the boat in this picture, but it was up and down the beach for a few days this week
Oct 24th, 2017 – Looking north across the bay just west of 13th street on the trail to Shore Lane. We had a southerly wind so the water was calm.
This picture captures Wasaga Beach in October I think.  The clouds are always interesting this time of year.
October 25th, 2017 – Looking east from the Beach 2 boardwalk on a clear Fall day. Things are deserted this time of year.
Oct 28th, 2017 – In the Fall many of the homeowners facing the beach erect a plywood barrier to protect their grass. This prevents the sand blowing off the beach from collecting in their yards.
Battening down the hatches. The Paddlesurf shop is all closed up for the season.


Week of October 15th, 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21
High 24 8 20 22 19 24 25
Low 8 3 1 12 13 8 14

We continued to enjoy above average temperatures mid October. I suspect we’re on a trajectory to have record temperatures. All to say, every day I walked down the beach this week I saw something worth watching. Enjoy the pictures below.

If you are a passionate, year-round beach walker we’re very interested in hearing from you.

We have high standards (LOL), but our friends, the Dubois family pass with flying colors. They are across from Linda Lane at Beach 5. Obviously better photographers than me.

I’m hoping we can rope Terry and Kris given their obvious talents as regular contributors to this site.


Sunday, October 15, 2017 – We don’t see this every day. Matching tents. I took this early morning on a Sunday. I suspect some enterprising folks decided to party on the beach Saturday night – Pretty sure this is not allowed but looks like fun. I won’t tell!
Monday, October 16, 2017 – today was one of those days. I took three dozen pictures and hard to decide what was coolest – I recall my friends in the para-sailing beach buggy from last year – he waved so I think he remembers me also. I see serious, seasonal parasailers year around.
Monday, October 16th, 2017 – the beach buggy up close. Hard to get a good picture. He was moving faster than I could run.
Monday, October 16, 2017 – hard to capture the whole experience in a picture – the beach buggy ~ 200 feet from the sail – I got a decent picture of the sail at least.
Monday, October 16, 2017 – Never mind the beach buggy – An apple tree adjacent to the boardwalk has ripe apples. I recall the same wild apple trees on Manitoulin near Franks Road, RR Mindemoya. I took a bite and I’m still alive – all good!
October 16, 2017 – A late addition and beautiful picture from beach five taken by Terry and Kris Dubois, friends near Linda Lane at Beach 5.


Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 – today was super windy. I needed ski goggles to see but didn’t have them. You’re looking at sand blowing across the beach. I could taste the sand. Not a good thing.
Wednesday, October 18th – around noon, looking west from the boardwalk
Wednesday, October 18th – My son Jamie – enjoying the awesome weather chasing our dog Stella around our backyard.
Friday, October 20th, 2017 – all boarded up for the season but this is where we rent paddleboards in the summer.