Friday, April 30, 2010

Vancouver day 7

Sunny until mid afternoon then cloudy at 14. This morning I cycled across the Burrard bridge and out to the UBC and back to Broadway street logging 26 km. I then sold the bicycle at a used bike shop. I then took subway (Canada Line) back to Hostal. In the afternoon I took bus to Stanley Park and visited the Vancouver Aquarium. Time to pack the bags for home, my flight goes out at 11:00 AM. No post tomorrow.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vancouver day 6

Mostly sunny at 14. This morning I cycled Stanley Park and in the Afternoon I took the bus to Grouse mountain and then took the chair lift up to the top. I was back by 6:00 so I cycled to Granville Island and came home by False Creek which give me a total of 40 km for the day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vancouver day 5

Sunny with a high around 12. I cycled around Stanley Park in the morning. I had a 3 hour lunch date in the afternoon and this evening I cycled along False Creek to Carrol street and then cycled though Gas Town, stopped and had a look at the steam clock. I then cycled Burrard street to the bridge where I took some photos from the bridge and then back home logging 39 km for the day.

Vancouver day 4

It rained a lot last night but by 10:00 AM the sky had cleared so I cycled around Stanley Park. By noon it was warm enough to walk around without a jacket. After lunch I cycled across the inlet and visited with a cousin. On the way home I took the cycle path around False Creek. By the time I was home I had logged 40 km.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Vancouver day 3

The previous post was for Sunday. This morning was overcast and I cycled around Stanley Park and found some new trails. After lunch I cycled across the Burrard bridge and cycled along the seawall of Vanier Park towards UBC but I turned back before getting there as it started to rain. The wind was gustly as well. By the time I was back to the Hostal I had logged (by the GPS unit) 54 km.

Stanley Park

This afternoon I cycled around Stanley Park and then followed the seawall around to Granville Island. I logged about 35 km for the afternoon. This evening I watched the hockey game.
There was rain in the morning but mostly sun at a cool 12 in the afternoon.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Hi all, I arrived in Vancouver last night at 11:30, later than I expected because I was detoured though Calgary. Overcast at 8 presently. Breakfast is being served so time to have something to eat.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Confederation Trail

Confederation trail at the Loyalist Road looking east.

Same place looking west.
Mostly sunny, a few very light showers in morning, temp was 15+.
I donated plasma in the morning and attended a 2 hour church meeting after lunch. At 3:30 I went cycling, TCH to the mall and then the trail to Milton and the road home logging 26 km.
This evening I spend a few minutes packing a suitcase as by this time tomorrow I will be in the west coast. So there may not be a post every day next week.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Race horse

A race horse being exercised on a farm in Winsloe.

The trail runs along side the farm.
Sunny at 10. I spend some time in the work shop this morning, after lunch attended a wake in Charlottetown. At 3:00 PM I went cycling and cycled the trail from Charlottetown mall to Milton and back home logging 26km. This evening I attended the monthly meeting at the town hall.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wood trails

Trail in woods by ball field, same one I skied in winter.

Not much fresh growth yet.
Overcast and rain at times, high of 4 & low was 1. I was to town office for meeting in morning.
In the evening I went to cards in Warren Grove, I had second highest for the men.
Again no cycling today.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Flower bed

Fresh growth in flower bed, tulips, Sedom and Iris.
Overcast with rain clearing this evening, high temp was 4 with a low of 1.
I was to the town office in morning and visited some neighbors as well. No cycling.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Some seagulls checking out the parking lot by the river in Montague.
Overcast with showers all day with a high temp of 5.
I watched men's curling after lunch, Martin beat Gushue in a extra end. No cycling today.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fishing boats

Bouys lined up by the boats getting for the start of the season.

Photos are of the boats and bouys in the Montague River.
Overcast with showers all day, high temp of 7 and the low was 0
I was in Montague for a funeral at 11:00 and this evening I played cards in Hampshire, I had second high for the men. Tonight will be my last night playing cards in Hampshire for the season.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Overcast at 5, -1 this morning and windy all day, gusts in the 60 km range. No cycling today.
I started the day by taking the 07 car to the dealership, After lunch we drove to Montague to attend a wake and then back to Cornwall for a 5:00 meeting.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Photos of the sunset were taken in Cornwall

Some sun, rain mid day, then clearing. High tenp was 12, (didn't feel like it) and the morning low was 0. No cycling today. I helped with the judging of a heritage fair this morning at Elloit River school. I attended a town meeting at 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

North River

Photo taken from the bridge of the river at low tide.

This photo is of the west side, the other is of the east side of the river.

There was frost this morning at -6, mostly sunny at 12 this afternoon. I attended a town meeting at 11:00. I went cycling this afternoon, I cycled to York and back logging 30 km. This evening I attended a retired firefighters meeting.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I saw this fox on the trail just west of the bypass highway, it was heading to Charlottetown.

It was on the trail when I first saw it but then just went into the field and continued on its way.

Sunny at 7 and windy. I went cycling late in afternoon, I cycled to the Charlottetown mall and the took the trail to Milton and cycled home by the road logging 22 km. This evening attended a meeting at town office foe two hours.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Photos taken in the Primrose area about 6:30

Seems like a cold front coming in, easy to see the edge of the clouds.
Some sunny breaks with mostly clouds at 10. I visited neighbors this morning, after supper I cycled around town logging 15 km.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Snow on trail

In North Wiltshire a small amount of snow still on the trail.

From Charlottetown to North Wiltshire the trail looks like this other than one spot.

Sunny with a high of 13 but windy. After the curling was over, ( Canada won over Norway) I cycled to the Charlottetown mall and then cycled the trail to North Wiltshire and then back to Milton and then took the road home from Milton logging 41 km for the trip.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lawn care

Today I put the dethatcher blade on the lawnmower and did the lawn

The dead grass makes look brown but it should soon turn green.
Some sun at 10 and windy, light rain this evening. Breakfast meeting with the retired firefghters this morning. After lunch I installed a ceiling fan for my daughter. Then I limed the lawn and dethatched the lawn. Again no cycling.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Some Daffodils are open but with the colder weather coming, they will soon be gone.

I purchased a turning fork today, so now I will have to do some work in the garden.
Overcast at 10 with showers in the afternoon and rain this evening.
I donated plasma this morning and attended a funeral this afternoon. No cycling.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Westwood school

New wing being added to the Westwood school in Cornwall

Clouds over the parking lot at Westwood school.
Today was windy with mostly sun at 10. After lunch I cycled around town logging 21 km.
Later in the afternoon I attended two wakes, one a member of the Radio club and the connected to the cycling group. At 5:00 PM attended at tails meeting with lunch.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Canoeist at the Irving Big Stop in Lincoln New Brunswick.
Light rain in afternoon and evening at a temp of 10. No cycling today. Attended at Trail meeting this morning and a town meeting at 5:00 PM.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Clouds over the North River

Photos taken from the bridge, water was rough because it was windy, 30 gusting to 50 km/h.
We had a high temp of 14. I had the new bike to the bike shop for the 500 km check up. I came home by the trail logging 29 km. This evening I played cards in Warren Grove.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Confederation Trail

Photo taken near Milton and that is my new bike (Cypress)

The trail in this area is in great shape considering that it is the first of April.
Sunny at 20. After lunch I cycled into Charlottetown and then picked up the trail at Grafton street and cycled the trail to Milton, about 14 km on the trail, by the time I got home I logged 36 km.

Signs of spring

Buds on the lilac bush

Chatty squirrel in trees at back of garden.
On Sunday it reached 22 here and I cycled into Charlottetown and to Winsloe on the trail logging 32 km.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Back home

I got home this afternoon, It feels good to back in Canada. 3 days on the road and 2,650 km.