Jim Boynton

Jim Boynton

Posted on 09/21/2014


Photo taken on August 29, 2014



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Needless Warning?

Needless Warning?
If you are going to swim next to a nuclear reactor I would think bacteria would be the least of your problems.

Actually, this beach area at Frenchman's Bay is very popular. Warm water, lengthy gradual depth change with no sudden drop-off and a sandy (not stones) lake bed.

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Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Wow! Jim, I can honestly say that I have never seen a warning like that. Do you know what causes those high levels of bacteria after heavy rainfall? I mean, we have very heavy rainfall here at times, but as our bacteria do not reach high levels, I assume something specific is going on there! Most curious.
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Levina de Ruijter
I think it's just because the lakes are so polluted. Since they are pretty well landlocked and all the lakes eventually drain into Lake Ontario, any heavy rain MAY churn up whatever ickies are at the bottom. We have a few (not exactly sure of the exact number) beaches bordering Toronto that have received the top rating given out, but even those have similar signs posted. But the signs are mostly ignored since there are swimmers here every day during the summer. It has nothing to do with the power plant. Just the city covering their butts in case someone does ingest too much of the water and grows a third eye.
3 years ago.
Shine&Sparkle
Shine&Sparkle
I don't think the picture on the sign really represents bacteria terribly well, but I can't think quite how I would draw high levels of bacteria...
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Shine&Sparkle
I think it represents the rainfall. Stickman could use the umbrella though like Janet said.
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
LOL! Um, I think I'll stay on dry land anyways! Yikes!
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
They're probably pretty mutated bacteria with all the radiation...I see a horror sci-fi movie in there somewhere :)
3 years ago.