Sunday, January 31, 2010

Water tower

One of the town's trail goes right by the water tower, this is the view from the trail.

The one's out with the snowshoes have made a nice trail though the woods.

Sunny with very light wind, the low temp was -16.5 and the high a -8.5. I was out of the skis for 90 minutes and went all the way to the water tower in the business park and back home. Spending a lot of time watching curling, the PEI women got of to a good start but lost this morning. 15 km on EB.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow fields

Fresh snow without a track in it.

Hard work breaking trail, seemed like there was a foot of snow.

Cloudy with a few sunny breaks, clear tonight with a full moon. Very windy early in the day.
Low temp is -11.5 and the high was -6. 6 km on EB. I was out on the sis for 90 minutes. Watched curling starting at 4:00 and went to Hampshire for card game and now back to watching curling. It is the fifth end break while I post it.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Snow started by 6:30 and by 9:00 we had over 12 cm, my guess is we got 20 cm for the day.

I went out on the skis mid afternoon, it was hard skiing with the fresh snow and the temp at 0, but very nice on the trail though the woods.

Again Cocoa had the correct answer on yesterday's quiz, It was a grain seeder, this photo is the bottom of the seed box, the seed plates (disks) are missing but you can see where they fitted and the holes which the seed was metered though.

Snowing all day (heavy snow in morning) Light wind most of the day but forecast to gust to 80 km though the night. Low temp is -6 and the high was 3. 25 km on EB today and on the skis for a hour. Also used the snow blower to clear the driveway in the morning.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bare fields and quiz

This field will look different tomorrow because of 15-20 cm of snow forecast.

Cocoa was the winner yesterday, so how can you do on this one, there quite a bit of it missing but the gearing arrangement is the clue.

Overcast with sunny breaks in afternoon, light snow as I post this. Low temp was -2.5 and the high was 5. 25 km on EB. I cycled around town this afternoon for 75 minutes and logged 20 km.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

River and a quiz

Looking north from the bridge over North River, very little ice. Years ago by mid January there would be horse races on the ice and many vehicles driving out to watch the races. When I was giving my children driving instructions, we would go out on the ice to practice skid control. I don't know if they remember doing that but I hope they remember how to control a skid.

Looking to towards the Charlottetown harbour, some ice but mostly open water.

Any guesses on what this old piece of farm equipment was used for?

Mostly sunny to day with some wind, Low temp was 2 and a high of 5. total of 30 km on EB, two sessions, one in morning and the other in evening. I was to a noon lunch with Crime Stoppers at the Dutch Inn and went cycling for a hour around town logging 18 km. This was my first cycling this year. As I have Aspen apart replacing bearings in the bottom end, I used my back up bike. I had to order the bearings and I am waiting them to come in.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Lots of water in the stream today, we had 10 mm or more

This is the little waterfall that is in the video, it makes a lot of noise for the size of it.

Windy and rain in morning, clearing late in the day. Low temp 1 and high of 9. 12 km on EB.
With the rain and wind the snow is almost all gone. I took a 40 minute walk in the woods in afternoon and in many places no snow. I attended a town meeting at 4:30 and a church meeting at 7:00.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Birch tree

Yellow birch tree

Spruce tree that was blown down, they often tip over with the roots coming out of the ground.

Overcast with a little rain mid afternoon, 90 km winds forecast for tonight. Low temp was -13 and the high now is 1. 12 km on EB this morning. Late afternoon I went for a 40 minute walk in the woods by the ball field, I logged 3,500 steps.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ski tracks

Ski tracks though a field that I often travel, The grass/hay was not cut last summer.

I am finding it hard to find something to take a photo when I use my shadow.

Sunny with light wind, Low temp of -12 and a high of -3. 19 km on EB.
I was out on the skis for 90 minutes after lunch, logged 7 km. Watched curling in late afternoon and again this evening.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Photos taken around 4:00 PM while I was out on the skis.

Mostly overcast with sunny breaks, a little light snow as well. Low temp was -9 and the high of -3.5. I had breakfast with the retired fighters in morning. At 3:00 I went skiing for a hour and 40 minutes logging 7.5 km. It was -6 went I was out. 12 km on EB. Watching curling this evening.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Photos taken around 4:20 with the sun getting low in the sky.

Although we had 1 cm of snow early in the day, the fields are bare in places.

Overcast with sunny breaks and light snow at times. Low was -8 with a high of -1.
I donated plasma in the morning, I worked some on the bicycle after lunch and went skiing at 3:30 for 75 minutes and logged 5 km. It was -6 while I was skiing. 10 km on EB.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Sunset now is at 5:00, but I took these photos around 4:40 - 4:45

As you can see the sun on the clouds as it was clearing.

Cloudy with some sun, clearing in the evening. Low temp was -5 and the 1. 10 km on EB.
I was to the town office in the morning and spend most of the afternoon on the phone with customer support trying to get Simply Accounting to work on my computer, no luck.
I was out on the skis for 30 minutes just before supper.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Seagulls on the roof of the church

This is the Cornwall United church, it appears that for some reason the gulls like the view from the roof.

Mostly overcast with light snow this evening, Low temp of -8 and a high of 2.5.
15 km on EB this morning, I then curled a game at the club in Cornwall, after lunch was out on the skis for a hour. I attended at Island Trails meeting at 4:00 and the a council meeting at 7:30 and got home at 9:30. Now having a cup of green tea as I post this blog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Sunny with light winds, low temp was -6 with a high of 3. 12 km on EB.
I attended a funeral in the morning and in the afternoon went to Montague to visit relatives. This evening I was to Warren Grove to play cards and had high score for the men.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Open water

View of Charlottetown across the harbour, There still a lot of open water and now is mid January.

This is the little hill that I try down hilling when I am out on the skis, today I managed to reach 23 km/h.

Sunny breaks in morning, overcast in the afternoon, light wind. Low temp was -13.5 and the high 0. 12 km on EB. I visited a neighbor in morning, skiing after lunch and a town meeting at 4:30 PM. Attended a wake for the mother of a friend this evening.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Close up of tulips

Island grown tulips available this week at the Superstore. They bring a bit of spring into the house which is appreciated in mid January.

This part of the ball field is well used with ski tracks, snow shoe tracks and regulator foot prints.

Sunny with light wind and a low temp of -11 and it was -8 when I was out on the skis.
After lunch I was on the skis for 90 minutes and logged 6.5 km, 10 km on EB as well. I then watched the curling game which came on at 2:00 PM.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


One of the fields that I ski in, hard to see it but light snow was falling.

This field is about 2 km form home.

Sunny breaks in morning, light snow in afternoon. Low temp was -4.5 and the high .5
I had breakfast with the Hams at Maggie's, after lunch was skiing for a hour, logged 5.6 km. Watch a curling skins game and went to cards in Hampshire in evening. 10 km on EB.

Friday, January 15, 2010


The pair of Chickadees were back but only got one in the photo.

The sunset shows the clear break in the cloud line as the sky started to clear.

Overcast with a few sunny breaks, low temp was -3.5 and a high of 1.5.
I went to the stores at the Charlottetown mall area this morning and visited relatives in North Wiltshire after lunch. I was out skiing in late afternoon for a hour and covered 3.8 km. It was hard work as the snow was soft and some bare spots starting to show. 12 km on EB.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Grain field

Stubble in grain field about 2 km from home, as you can see, very little snow.

Small stream at edge of field, it is near the MacPhail farm.

Cloudy with light wind, low temp was -4 and a high of 1. 10 km on EB.
After lunch I went skiing for 90 minutes, by the GPS I travelled 6.7 km and at one point had a top speed of 22.7 km/h. I have started getting Aspen ready for a new season, I have repacked the wheel bearings but had to order a shaft and bearings for the bottom end. Also the chain needs replacing, 5,000 km seems to be the life of a chain. When I was at the bike shop ordering the parts, The new bikes on the showroom floor were tempting, some of them are on sale.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


This is the ATV that was making the tracks in the snow, When I came along the driver was taking a walk in the woods.

Overcast with north east wind, with freezing drizzle this evening, although higher temp today it was warmer yesterday. Low temp was -8 and the high -3. 10 km on EB.
No skiing today. To the town office for a meeting in the afternoon and attending a firefighter meeting this evening.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I skied down this small hill a couple on times, the GPS indicated the I got up to 22 km/h.

This is the other hill that I try down hill skiing sometimes.

Sunny with light wind, low temp of -10 and a high -5.5. 10 km on EB. I curled a game in Cornwall in the morning, went skiing for a hour in afternoon and played cards in Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Morning moon

The moon in the southern sky at sunrise

Close up of the moon at the same time

Mostly sunny with light wind, Morning low -14 and a high of -6. Used the snow pusher to clear the driveway, not enough snow to use the blower but did fire it up to move what I had pushed of the driveway. 10 km on EB and was out on the skis after lunch for a hour, by the GPS I went 4.1 km and had a top speed of 18 km/h. Attended a committee meeting at the town office in the late afternoon.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stubble in corn field, not nearly enough snow to cover it.

The field is in Cornwall near Elliot park subdivision.

Light snow during the day, 2-4 cm for the day, by 8:00 pm the stars were out. Low temp is -10 and the high was -3. 18 km on EB. After lunch I went out on the skis for 90 minutes, then I watched curling, NFL Gushoe won, it was a good game to watch.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Light snow in morning, cloudy rest of the day, low temp -3 and high 0. 10 km on EB
I spend the day attending a town meeting at the Credit Union Place in Summerside. I got home at 4:30 and was out on skis for 30 minutes. Watching curling this evening.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bird in tree

A small bird in crabapple tree, there were two but only got one in photo.

Not much snow in the fields, but the skiing was still okay.

The temp was about -1 which kept the skis above the grass.

Some sunny breaks with a low temp of -3 and a high of 0. 10 km on EB early morning.
I was to Charlottetown in the morning and was out on the skis for 40 minutes in late afternoon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Red fox

Photo take in Sunrise Cove subdivision in Cornwall, you can see how little snow we have and the fox is in the red circle.

The fox moved out on the snow so I was able to get a better photo, It was looking at me when I tried to take the photo but by the time the camera clicked, it had turned away.

Cloudy with a little light rain at times, low temp -1.5 and a high of 1. 12 km on EB this morning.
I attended a Trail meeting this morning and was to the town office in the afternoon. After supper I walked the sidewalk on the York Point rd, took me 40 minutes and I logged 3,800 steps.