Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Canada Geese

Sunny at 20, some clouds this evening. In the morning I was to Town office, Visited a sister in Warren Grove who gave me a pumpkin. At 4:00 I cycled on the road to Winsloe, Then cycled on the trail to Tracadie Cross where I met two Trail Officers (TOs) and the three of us cycled to BJ's in Brackley. I then cycled to Charlottetown Mall on the trail, then cycled home by the road arriving at 7:30 PM and logging 58 km.
Photos: Canada geese in field in York and straw bales in Union Road.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Sunny breaks at 20, rain this evening. Starting at 4:00 I drove to Iona with another TO and cycled from Iona to Murray River on the trail, logged 30 km. 10 km on EB this morning.
Photos: Pond and trail between Wood Islands and Melville

Monday, September 28, 2009

Confederation Trail

20 mm of rain in morning, some sun by late afternoon. At 5:00 I cycled to Charlottetown to be on CBC with Bloomer to promote the Down East event which starts Friday evening. I then cycled on the trail to Milton and then home by the road.
Photos: fall colours near Charlottetown, evening mist in Milton and a group of cyclists also in Milton.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Overcast at 15, 20 mm rain forecast for tonight. I was to church this morning, joined the firefighters in a Cenotaph parade in Cornwall in the afternoon, late afternoon visited a sister who is celebrating her 75 th birthday. No cycling today.
Photos: Restaurant where I had breakfast on Saturday and pumpkin stand in York.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Mostly sunny at 15, windy in the afternoon. I had breakfast with retired firefighters this morning at the Top of the Park. This afternoon I cycled from Winsloe church to Rte 6 in Bedford and back on the Confederation trail logging 31 km. There was a fair number of other cyclists out as well.
This evening I was to my daughter's visiting and left my camera there, so no new photos today.
Photo is Westjet airplane leaving Charlottetown around 7:00 PM.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rain day

Overcast with showers, temp 13 and windy. I was to town office in morning, around home in the afternoon. Visited with friends in Stratford this evening.
No cycling, no photos.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trail in Coleman

Sunny at 20 with some wind. Donated plasma this morning. At 3:00 went with other TO's to Portage. Then cycled from Portage to O'Leary and to Coleman and back to O'Leary logging 30 km. Arrived home at 9:00 PM.
Photos were taken on trail in Coleman, a few trees are turning colour.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall colours

Mostly sunny at 20 with winds during the afternoon gusting to 50+. Visited a sister this morning, finished the roofing after lunch, late afternoon cycled from Milton to Hunter River and back logging 35 km. Attended a meeting this evening.
Photos: Some trees showing their fall colours taken in Milton.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Sunny at 22. Spend the day working on barn roof, almost finished. To Cornwall at 7:00 PM for meeting. No cycling.
Photos of clouds taken at 7:00 in Cornwall.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Sunny with a high of 22. Spend the day working on barn roof. At 4:45 attended town meeting.
Got home at 6:45 and then changed the oil in my car. No cycling. 8 km on EB.
Photos: Sedum in our garden and Japanese lanterns

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Mostly sunny at 17 with a stiff breeze out of the west. Played 9 holes of golf with the firefighters in afternoon. This evening I cycled from Milton to Darlington and back logging 24 km. When I got home at 8:00 pm the temp was down to 9.
Photos: Golf course in Bonshaw, Evening clouds in Milton and morning clouds over Charlottetown.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

rain day

Cloudy til mid afternoon, then showers and then rain, high temp 12.
Worked on the roof til the showers started, then to Charlottetown doing errands.
No cycling, no photos.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cloudy with a few sunny breaks, rain this evening, temp 15. Spend most of the day working on shop roof. Visited with friends this evening. no cycling. no photos.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More sunsets

Mix of sun and cloud at15. I helped with the making of pickles this morning. After lunch cycled to the Joe Ghiz park for photos with Minister Docherty promoting the Down East Cycling event that is taking place on Oct 2-4. I spend the rest of the day shingling the roof of my shop.
Photos: Some more sunsets.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Cloudy with light showers, high of 13. Took 07 car to garage for inspection. Island Trails meeting this afternoon and town council meeting this evening. No cycling.
Photo: Sunset in Cornwall

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Cloudy all day, forecast was for 5 mm rain but never came, high temp was 15. I was in Charlottetown this morning getting $400 worth of roofing material as I am doing the roof of the shop for the the next week or so. Meeting at the town office this afternoon. Some friends visiting this evening. No cycling. Photo is a Farmall H tractor. My brother inlaw had one just like this for many years.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunsets and clouds

mostly sunny at 17, at 8:00 PM only 11. This afternoon drove to Montague to visit with friends, one was celebrating a birthday. This evening cycling to Charlottetown mall, then to Suffolk on the trail and backtracked to home logging 38 km.
Photos: clouds, sunset and the group I was cycling with.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Artesian well

Light rain all day at 18, forecast was for showers, however it was continual. This afternoon drove to St Peters with two other TOs. Cycled from St Peters to Harmony Junction, logging 27 km. There was light rain all the way, when we left home the word from the east that it was not raining.
Photos: Trail coming into Harmony Junction, Aspen parked by shelter, see the Artesian well on the left and video of Artesian well, be sure to have your audio on.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Sunny at 22. To the mall this morning, yard work all afternoon. Very short cycle ride this evening, maybe two km. Photos: sunset on the clouds, taken from the York Point Rd.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Spruce trees

Sunny at 16. This morning I donated plasma, after lunch mowed the lawn and this evening I drove to Milton and cycled to Hunter River and back to Milton logging 35 km on the trail.
Photos: cones on spruce tree, there seems to be more than the usual amount this year, last photo is the brook that flows under the trail at Hunter River.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall colours

Sunny at 17 and light wind. I cycled from home to Mount Stewart this afternoon for a meeting with the Island Trails group and had a meal afterwards and then got a ride home. Logged 45 km for the day. Photos: Maple tree showing fall colours and a potato field that has had the top killed down making ready for harvesting.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sun flowers & onions

Sunny with a high of 16. More cleaning of windows and helped with making of pickles. Late afternoon cycled to town office for committee meeting, logging 10 km.
This evening attended a retired firefighters meeting.
Photos: sun flowers, the short ones are doing okay, the tall ones had a hard time with the wind.
second photo are my onions on the drying rack.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Missing bridge

Cloudy this morning, sun in afternoon at 18. No cycling today. In Charlottetown for errands this morning. Cleaning windows in afternoon. At town office at 4:30 for committee meeting.
Photos: The bridge on the Confederation trail in Midgell has to be replaced, so they have the old one removed.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Sunny at 18 with winds 30 gusting to 50 km.
I left home at 2:30 and drove to Elmsdale with another TO. We then cycled from Elmsdale to Tignish and back to Elmsdale, logging 56 km. It was 10:00 PM when I got back home.
Photos: Trail sign in Tignish at mile zero. Second photo a snake outside Alberton, it was about 60 cm long.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

John Deere

Sunny with a high of 17, this evening as I finished my bike ride, it was only 8.
At 5:45 I started in Milton and cycled to Hunter River and back to Milton, logging 35 km.
Photos: When I was home on the farm a John Deere B like this was our main tractor. I believe it was rated about 20 hp and now some lawn mowers have more hp.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Old Tractors

Sunny at 21 with light wind, forecast for tonight is 10. I was to a old tractor show in Bonshaw, lots of tractors like the one we had on the farm when I was a boy. Cycled to Warren Grove this evening, logged 10 km.
Photos: a line of Massey tractors, number 2, I need you to tell me what this machine does and the video shows it in operation. So what is he doing?