The forecast for Cobourg for today – Saturday June 5 – was a high of 29 although if you looked closer, it said “cooler by the Lake”. With the forecasted warm weather, one would expect a whole lot of people wanting to come to the beach – except that it’s closed on weekends. But the temperature at the beach at around noon, was nowhere near 29 – more like 16. A couple of blocks north on King Street it was probably 20. The Beach is closed to keep large crowds from gathering and creating a virus spreading event. So far, there are no large crowds. Despite the closure, a number of young families did come anyway – one family told me they did not know the beach was closed. I suggested they try the West Beach. Others let their kids play in the splash pad.
There was no sign nor apparent need of enforcement people – just a closed fence and a sign.
At the bottom of Division Street, a large crane was lifting in boats that had been moved from their storage location – see the video and pictures below. As well as the Crane operator, a good number of Yacht club member volunteers were helping make it happen and keeping spectators at bay. I don’t think Town employees were involved.
The West beach had a few hardy kids in the water but it was not popular – at least not yet.
See the photos and the short video below
P.S. Yes I know it’s not “officially” summer yet but here’s two things that are relevant – we are overdue for summer and personally, I count summer as starting June 1st. And yes, the market was operating but that is not really a summer event – it’s on from Spring to Fall.
- Video of lift-in from 2020 – genuinely warm – 13 June 2020
- Lift-in in 2019 – in April with Flurries
- Second day of beach open in 2021 – weekday