Week of July 18th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jul18 Jul19 Jul20 Jul21 Jul22 Jul23 Jul24
High 29 28 30 24 24 26 23
Low 19 19 19 14 13 14 14

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 none of the weather stations in Wasaga Beach were up for the full month of July so local data was un available. As a result, the temperatures reported are from Buttonville Airport in Markham (a more reliable source) but a little too far away to be accurate.

Sunday, July 18th, 2021 – I see this rabbit every day on my way to Beach 6 near Shore Lane and 45 street. He/she is not the least bit nervous of people for whatever reasons.
Monday, July 19th, 2021 – Walking down the Beach at noon today things were packed. Great to see the crowds returning. This picture taken along the Beach 2 boardwalk looking west.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 – Some pretty solid beach volleyball players!
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 – Lots of people strike up camp for the day. This picture taken from the Beach 2 boardwalk
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 – Another busy day at Beach 2
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 – Later the same day I took a second walk down Beach 6 in the early evening. This part of the beach is popular with Kite Sailors. This picture taken from just west of 50th street heading east near the main entrance to Beach 6.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 – Kite Sailor off Beach 6. I think that this is my favorite picture this month. I just happened to catch this kite sailor with a telephoto when the wind took him airborne.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 – Lots of Kite sailors hanging out on an awesome Wednesday evening.
Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 – Closer to home, Carson King of Kin Paving in Collingwood just completed sealing our driveway. He did an excellent job. I highly recommend King Paving.
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 – I thought this picture was interesting. I was attempting to take a picture of a girl who took a chair out in the water to cool down when a windsurfer suddenly entered the scene. Collingwood and the Blue Mountains are in the background on the far shore.
Saturday, July 24th, 2021 – It’s pretty cool to have your own island to play on! Taken off Beach one on an overcast Saturday morning.

Week of July 11th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jul11 Jul12 Jul13 Jul14 Jul15 Jul16 Jul17
High 21 24 27 29 28 23 22
Low 15 18 19 19 19 18 18

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 BC are experiencing this summer.

Sunday, July 11th – Taken entering the beach near 14th street on an overcast morning. The water was glass calm. The folks in this sailboat anchored offshore and took a Dinghy in to visit friends along the beach.
Monday, July 12, 2021 – Looking east across what was formerly Beach drive
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 – Taken from the Eastern boardwalk. The fenced off areas are meant to protect Piping Plovers. The beach is packed for a Wednesday. This is prime tourist season. Great to see the crowds return after all the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 – The OPP have maintained a substantial presence around the beach all summer. Good to see them. Things have been a little more rowdy than normal this summer.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 – Pedro’s is an iconic gift shop at the Beach. This picture taken on my way home from the eastern boardwalk. Pedro’s website is here – Pedro’s – Our location (pedrosgiftshop.com)

Week of July 4th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jul04 Jul05 Jul06 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10
High 29.8 33.1 27.0 20.7 17.1 18.0 24.0
Low 11.6 17.6 19.7 13.7 13.0 17.0 13.0

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 to complain about the summer of 2021 in terms of weather.

Sunday, July 4th, 2021 – Taken on Sunday evening walking east towards Beach 6. Great to see so many people enjoying the waterfront.
Sunday, July 4th, 2021 – Earlier the same day I walked down the opposite end of the beach. These pictures taken around 11:00 AM – just as the crowds were starting to show up along the boardwalk.
Sunday, July 4th, 2021 – This picture taken off beach 3. Looks like fun.
Monday, July 5th, 2021 – After the Canada Day weekend, the beach was deserted! Hard to explain why?
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 – A day later the beach is packed the same time of day. Very strange.
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 – No matter how busy the beach is, it’s not hard to find wide open expanses with no people.
Friday, July 9th, 2021 –
Friday, July 9th, 2021 – This pictures shows how the kite surfers actually fly above the water – taken with a telephoto lense. These is actually quite a good distance between these folks in case you are wondering.
Friday, July 9th – Two Seadoos anchored near 50th street – Collingwood Terminals in the background.
Friday, July 9th, 2021 – This pictures taken off Beach 6 – A great evening for kite sailing.
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 – Today my Mom and I met a couple from Quebec who had just created this awesome sand sculpture near 13th street just for fun. Very talented!
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 – Stopping for a coffee Saturday morning at Beach one around 10:30 AM as the crowds roll in. By 11:00 AM it was getting good and busy. Beach drive in the background is still covered with sand although the water levels have receded considerably since this time last year.
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 – Unfortunately this has been a pretty rowdy post-COVID summer so far. I’m seldom down at the beach towards midnight on the weekend but things get pretty crazy. The OPP have been out in force the past few weekends. Snapped a picture of this OPP vehicle at Beach one. Lots of police on four-wheelers patrolling the full length of the beach.