Week of July 25th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jul25 Jul26 Jul27 Jul28 Jul29 Jul30 Jul31
High 30 30 23 24 24 19 21
Low 17 17 16 17 16 13 11

Another wonderful week at the beach. The beach is buzzing in July. It’s great to see the crowds and so many people out enjoying the water.

Sunday, July 25th, 2021 – Wasaga Beach is a fun place. For anyone who has watched “Georgian Classics” on TV, a lot of these classic cars seem to show up along Shore Lane in the summer. (Georgian Bay Classics – Collingwood (rogerstv.com))
Monday, July 26th, 2021 – This picture taken around noon along the Beach 2 boardwalk on the way back to my truck.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 – Looking east from the eastern end of the Beach 2 boardwalk. The beach is packed for a Wednesday.
Thursday, July 29th, 2021 – a rainy day. What a difference a day makes. Looking west across a deserted Beach 2.
Friday, July 30th, 2021 – Windsurfing is not a popular as kite sailing around here, but today I saw “all of the above” off beach 6.
Friday, July 30th, 2021 – I actually ducked and ran away from this sail because I was afraid of being hit. The kite sailors were close to shore with sails strafing the beach.
Friday, July 30th, 2021 – Today the kite sailors were close to shore. I took lots of close up pictures like this – too many to post 🙂

Week of Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Nov08 Nov09 Nov10 Nov11 Nov12 Nov13 Nov14
High 21 21 23 18 10 8 7
Low 8 7 7 6 1 1 2

This week continued to shatter temperature records for November.  Having 23C temperatures in made it easy to get things put away and get ready for winter. This is the week after the US election. Someone wrote “Biden Won” in big letters across the sand.

Sunday, November 8th, 2020 – Walking down to the beach near 13th street on a beautiful summer-like today.

Sunday, November 8th, 2020 – Usually the beach is deserted in November, but plenty of people on the beach today taking advantage of the nice weather. First time I’m seen a beach volleyball game in November!

Sunday, November 8th, 2020 – Taken just east of beach one on my daily walk.

Friday, November 13th, 2020 – Walking east towards beach one on Friday around 12:00 noon.

Saturday, November 14th, 2020 – Thinks are feeling more seasonably now – a cool but sunny day looking west. You can see that waves have been throwing all kinds of debris up on the beach.

Saturday, November 14th, 2020 – Looking east across the main beach – deserted on a Saturday morning.

 

 

Week of November 3rd, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Nov 03 Nov 04 Nov 05 Nov 06 Nov 07 Nov 08 Nov 09
High 4.5 7.1 6.1 2.8 2.2 0.3 0.9
Low -0.2 0.2 0.6 -1.5 -5.6 -6.2 -5.3

November brings epic storms. The worst of the damage was down overnight and I’m afraid I didn’t get pictures of the actual wind. The damage was shocking.  The high water is the main reason for all the damage,

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 – looking east from 18th street to a brand new shoreline.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 – a storm sewer drain ripped from the ground.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 – the extension to the storm sewer in the previous pictures swept up far from shore. This pictures shows how high the waves must have been.

This garage near 17th street north is far from the shore. This shows how far the waves reached.

The rocks that made up this retaining wall scattered by the waves.

Monday, November 4th, 2019 – Near 13th street – last week I could walk up gently sloping paths from the shore. Today nothing but a vertical wall. I estimate we lost 20 feet of shoreline since last week.

Monday, November 4th, 2019 – A damaged picnic table swept away near beach one