Saturday, October 31, 2009

South Carolina day 6

Overcast with fog in morning, light showers at 75 in afternoon. I had breakfast at the Waffle house today. We start the drive for home tomorrow (Sunday) morning, 2,620 km to drive to get home. I expect to be home by Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

South Carolina day 4

Sunny with a high of 24. We drove a hour to Ward and seen peach farms. Late afternoon I was cycling for 15 km. In the evening watched the ball game.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

South Carolina day 3

Tuesday was rain day as there was 2 inches of rain (with a temp of 60) during afternoon and evening. On Monday I rode with Ernie to Greenwood to pick up some tractor parts. It is clearing this morning and the forecast high is 77. No cycling yet.

Monday, October 26, 2009

South Carolina day 1

I arrived in Laurens SC Sunday around 2:00 with soft sun temp of 60 F. On Saturday I was driving in rain til noon, Saturday night we got a motel in Roanoke VA.
No cycling for three days.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Sunny, overcast then rain with a high of 7. In Charlottetown first thing this morning for blood work then town tpwn office for meeting with planner. In the afternoon packed the car for trip to South Carolina, leaving Friday morning. So blog postings will be only text for a few days and there will be missed days. No cycling on Aspen, 6 km on EB.
Photos are of old airplanes on display at Slemon park near Summerside.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Mostly sunny at 10 with wind. This morning I drove to Summerside and then cycled to Wellington and back to Summerside logging 33 km. This was the last part of the trail that I haven't cycled this year. I attended at Island Trails meeting at 4:00 and town council meeting at 7:30. 10 km on EB
Photos: Sunset from Charlottetown bypass highway and trail bridge and park sign in Wellington.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Mostly sunny breaks at 10. After lunch I got my flu shot and had my annual check up. I still need the blood work to be done. This afternoon I used the lawn mower with the bagger to pick up leaves, it is like vacuuming the lawn. At a town public meeting this evening.
Photo is of the lawn with part of it done.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Rain day

Rained all day, total rain 20 mm and high temp10. No cycling on Aspen, 10 km on EB.
I was to Charlottetown mall and the town office.
Photo: Wet street in Cornwall.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Morning sun

Sunny breaks with showers in the evening with a high of 10. This afternoon I got a ride with another Trail Officer (TO) to Ellerslie. We started cycling at 3:00 and cycled to O'Leary logging 27 km and arriving at 5:00 PM. It was 7:00 by the time I got home.
Photos: morning sun on clouds and on the trees at edge of ball field.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ball fields

sunny breaks with showers all day at a high of 9. I was to Charlottetown Mall after lunch, mid afternoon my brother inlaw and his wife visited, then we all went to the Cornwall church supper for a roast beef dinner, very good. No cycling today.
Photos are of the construction site for the new ball fields in Cornwall.

Friday, October 16, 2009


overcast at 7 with rain late in the day. Operation Headway meeting in Hunter River this afternoon, Helping prepare for church supper this evening. No cycling on Aspen, 10 km on EB.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Mostly sunny at 6. I was to Charlottetown in morning, and at town office for two committee meetings this afternoon. No cycling today.
Photos of clouds taken in Cornwall.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Clouds and hail

A mixture of sun, clouds, rain and hail with a high temp of 4 and some wind as well.
I was in Charlottetown in morning and at a meeting at Town office in afternoon and a NR Embers meeting this evening. No cycling on Aspen but 10 km on EB.
Photos: Clouds taken in Cornwall and hail on our lawn about 20-30 minutes after it fell.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Overcast with sunny breaks at 8, showers this evening. In morning I drove to Montague and picked 70 lb of apples at Maple Farms. I then cycled form Montague to Georgetown and back to Montague on the Confederation trail logging 35 km. Which puts me over the 5,000 Km for the season. I spent most of the evening selling tickets to a church supper.
Photos: Trail coming into Georgetown and play train in the park.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Windy with sunny breaks at 9. I did some yard work, empty compost bin and mowed the front lawn. My daughter and her husband joined us for supper (turkey dinner) no cycling on Aspen, 10 km on EB.
Photos: grapes on my grape vine. Not quite ripe yet, need a few more days.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall colours

Sunny at 11 with strong winds. This afternoon cycled from Brackley to Milton and back logging 25 km. Later in afternoon took a drive looking at the fall colours, Drove up Kinkora road to Brookvale, then out to DeSable, then took Argyle Shore road to St. Catherines and then across the new bridge to Dunedin and on to Charlottetown.
Photos: tree in neighbors yard and Kinkora road in Hampshire

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fall colours

10 mm of rain today with a high of 12. Attended breakfast social with amateur radio operators.
delinted my daughters clothes dryer this afternoon. No cycling on Aspen, 10 km on EB.
Photos are of the trees across pasture field, you can see one of the old CYCY radio towers in background.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall colours

Mostly overcast at 11. Visited a sister in Charlottetown this morning. After lunch started cycling in Brackley and cycled to Bedford and back logging 30 km. 10 km on EB in morning.
Photos were taken along trail in York.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cruise ships

A little sun, overcast and showers at 11. In last 24 hours 60 mm in my rain gauge.
This morning I donated plasma and attended a Island Trails meeting. No cycling but 7 km on EB.
Photos are of cruise ships in the Charlottetown harbour taken yesterday from the Stratford side of the harbour.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall colours

Sun in morning, cloudy then rain by 4:00 PM, heavy rain this evening, forecast is for 45-60 mm overnight. High temp was 14. In Charlottetown in morning, This afternoon I drove to Milton and then cycled from Milton to Hunter River and back to Milton on the trail logging 35 km and back home before the rain started. Radio club meeting this evening in Charlottetown.
Photos: first two in Hunter River area, last one in Milton.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Overcast with showers at 13. In Charlottetown in morning, around home for afternoon and this evening I went to card game in Warren Grove. No cycling on Aspen, 7km on EB.
Photos: couple hand held shots of the moon, I should be using a tripod.

Monday, October 5, 2009


40 mm of rain today with a high of 13. In Charlottetown this morning, I was to the town office in afternoon. 7 km on EB in morning. No cycling on Aspen.
Photos: flowers in front of Town hall.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Down East Cycling event day 3

Overcast til mid afternoon, then rain. High temp was 14. This morning I drove to Wood Islands, then cycled to Murray Harbour. Then at 11:00 AM I cycled back to Wood Islands leading the group of cyclists. I believe about 70 in today's ride. I logged 50 km for the day.
Photos: Cyclists ready to leave Murray Harbour and the VIC in Wood Islands which was the finish location.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Down East event day 2

Sun with a few clouds at 15. I left for St Peters at 8:00 AM, left my car there and got a ride with TO's to Tracadie Cross and helped with getting the group ride ready. It started at 11:00 AM and today I was the sweep or the cyclists bringing up the rear. I cycled 37 km to St Peters and then brought two other cyclists back to Tracadie Cross with me and was home by 4:00 PM. I then had a couple of friends from South Carolina drop in for a visit this evening.
Photos: Bikes lined up before the ride and second photo is the 80+ cyclists starting down the road to the Confederation Trail.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Down East Cycling event day 1

Mostly overcast with showers at 14. After lunch I mowed the lawn. At 2:30 I drove to Tracadie Cross with Aspen. I then Cycled to Winsloe and then cycled back to Tracadie Cross with the cyclists that were taking part in the Down East event. I logged 42 km.
Photos: registration desk and and the main group of cyclists getting ready to leave Winsloe. Some slower cyclists left early.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Basin Head

Showers in the morning, then mostly sunny at 20. I drove to east point with a group of retired firefighters and was home by 6:00 PM. No cycling today, drove 350 km.
Photos: foot bridge at Basin Head and light house and fox both at East Point.