Week of September 19th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sept 19 Sept 20 Sept 21 Sept 22 Sept 23 Sept 24 Sept 25
High 21 34 24 19 18 15 20
Low 10 10 19 12 12 9 7

An awesome September week. This week culminated with another car rally at Wasaga Beach.

Sunday, Sept 19th, 2021 – The Northwest winds can be fierce around here. Especially around November. I consider this home presently shuttered near 13th street as my benchmark for how windy it has been. You can see how windy it has been by the state of the flag. I’m impressed that the owners regularly replace the Canada flag along the front of their property.
Monday, September 20th, 2021 – Taken from the Beach 2 board walk late Monday morning. For some reason these “dunes” tend to appear early in the Fall creating little islands just off the beach. same thing happed previous years.
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 – This is also the time when the seagulls have their annual convention. Lots of gulls fathered up and down the beach. They are so used to tourists by September you practically need to kick them out of the way. 🙂
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 – In September, Wasaga Beach is often a destination for unauthorized car rallies. My first clue this was happening against this year were the yellow concrete barriers moved to block off 18th street. They are still allowing residents into the lot for now, but they are trying to keep rally cars out of the lots. The rally cars are so low slung that these barriers are enough to keep them out.
Thursday, September, 23rd, 2021 – Returning from beach one on my daily walk. Looking west down the Beach 2 boardwalk.
Friday, September 24th, 2021 – An interesting sky on Friday morning. Funny how you can just tell when Fall is in the air. The sky never looks like this in the summer.
Saturday, September 25th, 2021 – Sure enough, on Saturday morning the car rally was in full swing. I got a kick out of watching cars driving up and down Mosely along the main beach.
Saturday, September 25th – We were getting a kick out of watching the battle between rally cars and the town of Wasaga Beach – As rally cars raced up and down Mosely near the main beach, the town started piling up sand to keep rally cars out of the parking lots – we apparently ran out of yellow concrete barriers 🙂

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