Sunday, February 28, 2010

North River

Photos taken from the bridge on the THC looking south towards the harbour.

The channel is ice free from the bridge right to the harbour, seems like it was only three weeks ago that it froze over.
Mostly cloudy with a few almost sunny breaks, low temp of 0 and a high of 6. 13 km on EB.
After lunch I went cycling for 90 minutes around town and logged 27 km. At 4:00 I started watching a hockey game, it was a nail biter in the last period but Canada won.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Snow melt

The snow has started melting along the trees.

Rain this morning and only clouds by mid afternoon. The low temp was 1 and a high of 4.
10 km on EB this morning and I was on the skis for a hour in the late afternoon.
This evening I attended at the Delta a retirement banquet hosted by the UPSE Union.

Friday, February 26, 2010

River ice

View of the ice on the West river, photos taken from the Primrose area.

Mostly cloudy with strong easterly winds gusting at times to 70 km/h. Low temp was -1.5 and the high a 3.5. 10 km on EB this morning. After lunch I was out cycling around town, logged 20 km. Later in the afternoon I was out on the skis for a hour. I am now starting to watch the final game of the ladies curling, Canada is going for gold.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

West river

Some open water in the ice on the West River

Photo of the West river taken fron the end of the York Point road.

Sunny with a few cloudy periods, with easterly winds, low temp was -2.5 and the high was 5.
14 km on EB in morning, after lunch I went cycling around town and logged another 22 km. I attended a town meeting from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. When I got home I watched the last couple ends on the men's curling and now doing this post.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

100 km

View of the Charlottetown harbour from York Point, Although still ice in the river, the harbour is open water.
Mostly sunny day with a high temp around 5. 14 km on EB early in the morning. At 10:00 I curled a game at the Cornwall curling club, that was two hours. At 3:00 I went cycling around town and logged 22 km which gives me 100 km for the year. Just finished watching the men's curling that went into the extra end.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Clouds

It was sunny when I left home, but then the clouds came.

A mixture of sun and cloud today with a low temp of 0 and a high of 7. 20 km on EB.
I was to the town office in morning. After lunch I was out on the bicycle around town and logged 22 km. After the women's curling was over I went out on the skis for a hour. This evening I attended the AGM at the church.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Beetle

I was on the skis around 4:00 near some trees and I see this beetle moving on the snow.

This is a close up shot, it was about 2.5 cm long.

Some sunny breaks with light wind, low temp was -1 and a high of 6. 15 km on EB in morning. I attended a meeting at the University from 10:00 to 2:00 PM. I went out on the skis at 3:00 for 75 minutes. I watched the women's curling this evening.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Snow

This was taken around 8:00 AM. There was light snow all day.

I went skiing at 2:30 and there were no fresh tracks in the snow. I was out for 90 minutes.

This is a close up of some cones, about 4-5 cm long. I really don't know what they are, Cocoa do you know?
The low temp was -1 and the high 3. 15 km on EB this morning. This evening I watched the men's curling, Canada now 7-0. The hockey is on now.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Crow

This crow hangs around a neighbors farm, when you get out of your car, it will say hello.
In the video, the first two hellos are mine but the third one is the crow.
On Friday I was skiing and to the curling club in the evening and after the curling, played crib and it was late when I got home so no posting.
Light snow at times today with the temp on the plus side. 15 km on EB, then to a radio club breakfast meeting. I was skiing in the afternoon for 90 minutes. Undecided as to watch curling or go play cards this evening.
video

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Walk in Silence

Today at noon I took part in the Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence

We started at Province House and walked to City hall.

Weather was mostly overcast with a bit of drizzle in the evening. Low temp of -1 and high of 4.
15 km on EB, then donated plasma and the walk at noon. After lunch I was on the skis for a hour and the attended a trails meeting at 4:00. I watched the ladies curling til 9:00, They won but it took the extra end.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow storm

View of walk, about half of meter on snow on it.

Some drifting of snow by the cars.
We had a total of 15 cm of snow and winds gusted to 70 km/h at times, low temp was -2 and high 3.5. 15 km on EB this morning. The storm had all schools closed, government offices and a lot of meetings canceled. Watch curling in afternoon. I was out on skis for 35 minutes before supper and attended monthly council meeting this evening.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ski lodge

Another view of the Ski lodge in Brookvale.

A few sunny breaks with a high temp of 5. 13 km on EB. I was at the curling club in the morning and played a eight end game. In the afternoon I watched the men's curling on TV, They won but it took an extra end. This evening I went to Warren Grove to play cards. The men's curling comes on at 11:00, I will watch some but not the full game.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Brookvale Ski Park

I skied two trails, the Plantation and the Hardwood trail.

As it was a holiday, lots of people using the trails.

This is the view of the tubing hill from the parking lot.

Light snow most of the day, low temp was -2 and a high of 3. 22 km on EB.
I visited with neighbors in morning, after lunch drove to Brookvale and skied for two hours.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cattails

Considering it is mid February, These cattails have held up pretty well


Overcast all day with a low temp of -3 and a high of 1. 14 km on EB this morning and in the afternoon I was on the skis for 90 minutes. Watching some TV tonight.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Childrens camp

The entrance to the children's camp in Stratford

The buildings at the camp.

Looking out towards the West river from the road into Primrose.

Sunny with light wind, a low temp of -3 and a high of 3. 7 km on EB. This morning I attended a radio club meeting and then drove a person to the camp in Stratford. After lunch I was on the new bicycle for a hour logging 16 km around Cornwall. I the went out on the skis for a hour, it was a perfect afternoon. This evening I played cards in Hampshire.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Business Park

A new building in the Cornwall business park is near completion.

It was a mix of light snow and freezing drizzle when I was out on the skis.

There was some freezing rain last night, a small amount of ice on the trees. Low temp was -1 and the high for the was 2. 14 km on EB and 75 minutes on the skis in the afternoon. Watching the Discovery channel this evening. I am still waiting for a nice day to try out the new bicycle.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Open water

This one place the snow hasn't covered all the water in the brook

A better view of the snow covered brook.

animal tracks in the snow going to the open water.

Overcast with a noreast wind at 40 km/h, low temp of -3 and a high of 1.5. 13 km on EB.
Before lunch I was on the skis for 90 minutes and after lunch worked in shop and town meeting at 4:30 PM. At home this evening.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow

Path though the woods, lots of snow sticking to the trees.

One of the grades that I ski on, the fresh snow completely covered the tracks from the day before.
Cloudy with a few sunny breaks, low temp was -10 and the high was 3.5.
13 km on EB this morning. I was to Montague visiting family. This evening I attended a retired firefighters meeting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow machines

Three snowmobiles out in the fresh snow.

Town snow blower clearing sidewalk

Driveway after being cleared of snow.

About 10 cm of snow early morning, sunny breaks in afternoon and clear sky this evening.
Low temp -8.5 and high of 3.5. 14 km on EB. I went to curling club in morning but not enough for a game. I was skiing in afternoon for 90 minutes, breaking fresh track all the way. Played cards in Warren Grove in the evening.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow

Fresh snow falling as I was out on the skis, no other fresh tracks while I was out.

That is other than animal tracks, Because of the falling snow, these tracks a no more than 20 minutes old. I am guessing that it was a fox, but then I don't know a lot about tracks.

Overcast with snow, about 2-4 cm, low temp was -1 and the high 4. There was enough snow this morning that I used the blower to clear the driveway. 14 km on EB and I was on the skis for a hour. I attended a town meeting at 4:30 PM.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

PEI lost

Light snow at 0 temp when skiing

Ski tracks in the snow

Overcast with light snow and a low temp of -10 and a high of 2.5. After lunch I was skiing for a hour and 45 minutes. Curling started at 3:30 and was a heart breaker as PEI lost in the extra end. 14 km on EB.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Breadalbane trail

Start of the trail on route 231 in Breadalbane, we started at 10:30 and if we look cold it was because the temp was -14.

Trail was about a 4 km loop that went along the river and only one set on foot prints before us.

There were six that came for the hike, and here we are on one of the bridges that cross a creek that feeds the river. We were about 90 minutes doing the trail.

It was a sunny day with light wind, a low temp of -16.5 and a high of -7. 12 km on EB in morning. At 3:00 I went out on the skis for a hour, it was a really nice afternoon for skiing.
I will be watching the PEI vis Ont curling later this evening.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bicycle

I made the move today and purchased a new set of wheels. It is a Cypress made by Giant, 21
speeds. 10 km on EB. After lunch was out the skis for a hour and half, the temp was -10 and a strong wind but some of the time I was in wooded area so didn't seem as cold.
I will be watching curling this evening, PEI vis Team Canada.
The temp this morning was -16 and a high of -9.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winter clouds

Clear sky with some cloud at -5

More clouds at difference location

Snow mobile and ski tracks in the snow.

Mostly sunny with a low temp of -20 and a high of -4. 6 km on EB.
I was to Charlottetown this morning checking on bicycle parts, today there is 20% off all 2009 bicycles. I am giving some thought on purchasing a new one. I donated plasma after lunch and then at 3:00 when out on the skis for 85 minutes. Watching the women curling this evening.