Saturday, February 28, 2009

Quote for the week

"Be like a duck, calm on the surface, but padding like the dickens underneath" Michael Caine
Seems like I watched curling all day, two great games at the Scotties.
20 km on EB

Friday, February 27, 2009

Tracks in snow

Photo is tracks along edge of woods, some animal ones as well
Out for 45 minutes this evening, two neighbors were out on skis as well.
Curled a game this morning with Donnie, Howie and Ivan.
Temp got up to +6 today, 20 km on EB.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hoar frost

This morning temp was -14 with hoar frost on trees, and looking across the ball field I could see it in the air like a low hanging cloud.
This afternoon temp was +3 with sun, so I started the cycling season with my trail bike (which I named Aspen) by riding around the streets til I had logged 20 km.
Later I was out on the skis for 45 minutes and 15 km on EB this morning.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rocky Point Wharf

Rocky Point wharf as seen from Victoria Park across the harbour.
Spend the day at a transportation workshop for the town.
Got home to go skiing by 4:50 PM, temp was -2 and sun, I was out for 45 minutes and had 5 glides down the little hill.
15 km on EB (exercise bike)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fresh snow

I went skiing at 2:30 PM, temp was -2 & overcast. Seem to be 10 to 15 cm of fresh snow, no snowshoer's out ahead of me. At the west end of the loop there was tracks of another skier.
I was out for a hour and 20 minutes.
Had to use the snow blower again this morning.
15 km on exercise bike.

Monday, February 23, 2009


about 15 cm of snow this morning, schools closed and government offices closed til noon.
Spend better part of a hour clearing walk and driveway using snow blower.
At town office for a 1 hour meeting this afternoon.
I have been watching the women's curling in Victoria this evening and will watch another draw after I post this.
No skiing today but 15 km on exercise bike

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ski hill

Not much of a hill, but when the children were small, we use to come here to do sledding.
I was able to ski down the hill five times without falling.
I was out skiing for a hour with the temp at +3 with sun. Very nice. Temp right now is -5
Watched curling last night til 1:00 AM, Slept in so did not spent as much time on the bike
Only 6 km on the exercise bike

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Trees in rows

three rows of trees in field had to be planted, I would guess about three years old.
Notice the radio towers in the background, not in use now but when they were, they could be heard at 630 on the AM dial.
I was skiing for a hour this afternoon, snow was a little icy in places, I guess from the mild temps we had Friday morning.
Played cards in Hampshire this evening and will watch some curling tonight.
15 km on exercise bike

Friday, February 20, 2009

Snow in ballfield

This morning sunny & temp got up to +5 but mid afternoon it got cloudy, very windy and temp fell to 0. Bottom line is I decided not to go skiing.
20 km on exercise bike

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Tonight I was recognized for 28 years of work. Lots of staff and staff that had retired earlier there to wish me well. Lots of memories shared and kind words for the work done.
Snowing here this evening which meant that some staff from out of town were unable to attend.
Skied for 45 minutes in the afternoon, temp-4 at the time.
15 km on exercise bike in morning.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Snow covered fields

Photo is some of the fields I have been skiing in.
Skied for 45 minutes today, temp -5
15 km on exercise bike

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pet Crow?

When I came out of the store, crow was setting on the railing, I was so close I could have touched it, So I set down my groceries and took the photos.
I played 6 games of crib at the 55+ club this afternoon, won 3.
Temp was up to -1 today. I was skiing for a hour, started at 4:00 PM, I met neighbor Lance out skiing as well. 15 km (30 minutes) on exercise bike, this is early in the morning.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tracks in snow

Temp was up to +3 today with hazy sun.
Lots of fresh tracks in the snow. I was skiing for a hour near home.
15 km on exercise bike

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I am going to move the photo in the blog to see if the text is more readable, I meant to do it with last post but had it posted too soon.
Photo is of tulips that are brightening up mid winter days
I feel the worst of the winter is over, sun is stronger and the evenings are longer.
Official sunset at this location now is 5:37 PM for today.

Ski tracks

light snow at 0 temp today
I was skiing for a hour in farmer back fields
25 km on exercise bike in two sessions

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Last night I skipped a team in the TPW bonspiel
12 teams played two 4 end games, The team I was skipping won.
Light snow today at -5
Skiing for a hour
10 km on exercise bike

Friday, February 13, 2009

Drifting snow

Schools closed today because of drifting snow
curled 8 ends this morning and won the game
Doing the post early as curling again this evening
was out on skis for 30 minutes
used the snow blower to clear the driveway.
15 km on the exercise bike, I feel I should name the exercise bike
any suggestions for a name?

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Steady rain this afternoon at +2
15 Km on exercise bike
All the time spend on the exercise bike is to keep the legs in condition for the summer season when I will be cycling on Confederation Trail.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cat tail

Photo is a cat tail by the creek in the woods
Overcast at +3 here this afternoon
Skiing for a hour in the fields near home
20 km on exercise bike

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brookvale Ski Lodge

Photo is the ski lodge and wax hut at the Brookvale
-6 with sun and light wind
Played auction cards at Warren Groove tonight.
No skiing as I was at meetings
15 km on exercise bike

Monday, February 9, 2009

Brookvale ski trail

Photo is Nordic trail at Brookvale
I skied 6 km on trail and another 30 minutes in woods
-10 with winds gusting to 50 km.
25 km on exercise bike

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Quote for the week

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory" George S Patton
Spend the day watching the Junior curling from Salmon Arms BC
+5 with light rain at noon time, forecast is -15 overnight.
15 km on exercise bike

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cedar Waxwings return

Cedar waxwings were back in the crabapple tree
temp was up to -1 today
Skied for 30 minutes
Played crib last night in Winsloe
Played cards in Hampshire tonight
14 km on exercise bike

Friday, February 6, 2009

Snowshoe tracks

-17 this morning -10 high for the day
went skiing for a hour this afternoon
15 km on exercise bike

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Confederation Trail

Overcast at -7 today
Photo is trail in Winsloe area
15 km on exercise bike

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


View of Charlottetown waterfront from the cannons
25 cm or more of snow last night
Cross country skied for 45 minutes
15 km on exercise bike

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Snow covered trail

Photo is Confederation Trail by Route 236
Some of the signage is for snowmobiles
Major snow storm this evening, up to 30 cm of snow
and winds gusting to 70 km.
20 minute walk in the snow this evening
15 km on exercise bike, time wise it is 30 minutes

Monday, February 2, 2009


At 1:00 PM today temp was +5 with sun.
I was cross country skiing for an hour, very nice.
15 km on exercise bike

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Quote for the week

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying" Michael Jordan
Little snow overnight and a high today of -6
20 km on the exercise bike