Wind & Water
Lake Manitoba is very shallow, especially along the shoreline. We can walk from sandbar to sandbar for at least half a mile, in some places much farther. This means we never get exceptionally big waves on the shore, no matter how wicked the wind, as the breakwater is half a mile to a mile from the shore.
This is good for the beach and the amount of destruction we get from wind & water, but not so great for photo ops. Sometimes I wish we had giant waves, like out in the middle of the lake. However - I will not be venturing out there anytime soon... lol... :)