Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Flowers by the trail

I believe this to be a Morning Glory

Photos were taken near the Sherwood road. Sunny at 27 today.
I cycled from the Charlottetown mall to the Sherwood road for a photo opt with another Trail Officer this afternoon. Late afternoon I attended a committee meeting at the town office.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Geese in the river

The upper end of the North River as seen from the trail.

Some geese enjoying the river.

Part of the group of cyclists that were taking part in the Monday evening ride, photo taken in Milton. I cycled from home to the Charlottetown mall, then on the trail to Milton and back to Sherwood on the trail and then home using the road and logging 34 km.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tadpole bike

I saw this bicycle on the trail while I was out on Saturday, the two front wheels steer with a single drive wheel on the rear.

The trail officers just before the parade started on Saturday at Dundas.

Mostly sunny with a high 27 This afternoon I cycled around Cornwall logging 30 km.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dundas Plowing Match

A couple of good looking John Deere M's all ready for the parade.

A Farmall H all ready to go to work.

A Cockshut 20 and three Farmall's, Models A, C & H
Today I drove to Dundas and took part in the Parade along with eight other Trail Officers.
I then drove to Montague and cycled the trail, Montague to Georgetown and then to Cardigan and then back to Montague logging 42 km.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rabbit

I saw three rabbits at difference locations this evening.

These photos were taken about 2 km east of the 48 Road.
Mostly sunny in the low twenty's today. I was to the town office and to the mall this morning.
After lunch the cable repair man was here checking the cable, he installed a pre-amplifier.
I then mowed the front lawn. I then drove to Mount Stewart and cycled to Cardigan and back to Mount Stewart logging 55 km in just over three hours.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rain

It has rained all day and as of now my rain gauge is showing 75 mm (3 inches) Temp is around 22.
I attended a Trail Officers meeting this morning.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Breadalbane

Sign on the Trail for Breadalbane

The moon just coming up taken from the trail in Greenville.
I attended a committee meeting at 3:30 at the town office. After supper I drove to North Wiltshire and then cycled to Breadalbane and back to North Wiltshire logging 41 km.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Old Station in Alberton

The old train station in Alberton is of stone construction.

This morning we got the new 6 element antenna in place. This late afternoon I got a ride to Elmsdale with another TO. I then cycled to Tignish passing though Alberton on the way and logging 27 km. I got picked up in Tignish and given a ride back home.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ham Antenna

This 3 element beam is to be taken down and replaced with a 6 element one

I bet you can guess who one of the riggers is.

The tower is 48 feet in height. We worked at it all afternoon and did get it down, now the job for tomorrow is to get the replacement antenna up. No cycling as when you are on a tower, you can't cycle.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Clouds and bales

Photo taken in North Wiltshire.

I would think it must have being scary for a train engineer not being able to see what awaits him as he enters the woods.
This evening I started cycling in Milton and cycled to Hazel Grove and back to Milton logging 42 km.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Gold Cup Parade

It is said that this eight horse team with the wagon s worth over $400,000.

It would take a big tree to slow down these to lads

I cycled into Charlottetown to get photos of the parade. After lunch I mowed the lawn. I had to make another trip to the bike shop as I had another spoke break in the rear wheel last evening.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Selkirk river

Selkirk river taken from the trail bridge

Near New Zealand a self contained toilet.

Sunny at 28 with light wind. This afternoon I cycled to Charlottetown and back home by the way of Winsloe logging 26 km. This evening I got a ride to St Peters, then with another TO we cycled to Souris logging 36 km.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Town hall

The staff have done a good job of the flowers at the town hall.

A garter snake crossing the Ferry road makes it safely across.

It only has a couple more feet to go.
I cycled around the town this morning, changed the oil & filter in the 07 car this afternoon and attended a council meeting this evening.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wildlife area at Mount Stewart



Last evening on the way home I had a spoke in the rear wheel break, so I was off to the cycle shop to have it replaced this morning. This evening I started cycling in York and cycled to Rte 232 east of Mount Stewart and back to York logging 52 km.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cycling group

There was 12 in the group for the evening ride, in the photo we are taking a rest in York.
I cycled to the mall, then rode the trail to Bedford and back to Milton and then the road home. I had a rain shower for the last 15 minutes. I logged 47 km for the evening.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grain harvest

Two combines working in a grain field in Cornwall

Grain being offloaded into truck

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Sunny at 26 I was in Church in the morning, cycled around town after lunch logging 20 km. Late afternoon attended a family gathering in Hampshire

Friday, August 13, 2010

Blue berries

Blue berries being harvested in a field near Hopefield

The bins at the back of the machine that collect the berries, I am surprised on how little leaves and twigs are in with the berries.
I donated plasma in the morning, cut the grass in the afternoon and this evening I drove to Melville and then cycled to Murray River with another TO and then we cycled back to Melville logging 40 km for the trip.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

tree felling by beaver

Tree across the trail bear Breadalbane, beaver pond is to the left.

It sure is the work of a beaver, must be starting to get ready for winter.
Sunny at 20 but a frost warning for parts of the island tonight.
This afternoon I started cycling in North Wiltshire and cycled to Emerald and back to North Wiltshire taken a little over three hours and logging 50 km.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sailing boats

Sailing boats in the Charlottetown harbour

Flowers along the bike path and roadway in Victoria park.

Sunny at 24 today. I spent all morning reinstalling the virus program on the computer and doing a defragment of the hard drive. I attended a committee meeting at 4:30 and after supper I cycled into Charlottetown and took the trail out to Milton and had logged 31 km by the time I got home.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ball field

One of the ball fields in the new Terry Fox center

There is a walking track around the whole complex.
Meeting at the town office in the morning. This evening I cycled to the mall then cycled the Confederation trail to Hampshire and back to Sherwood and then home logging 43 km.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ceilidh at Afton hall.

Courtney Hogan's Ceilidh at Afton hall.

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Sunny at 24. In the afternoon I cycled from Milton to Hazel Grove and back on the Confederation trail logging 42 km. This evening I attended a Ceilidh, it was very good, Courtney was good with the fiddle and Todd was excellent on the Sax.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tractor pull

These pro stock tractors make a lot of smoke when they start working

This is the staging area and where the tractors are weighted to ensure they are in the correct class.
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A short video of one as it starts the pull. I spend the afternoon in Crapaud at the tractor pulls.
a nice sunny day in the low 20's. no cycling today.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Victoria Park

Flower bed at the entrance to the park.

Clouds over the waterfront taken from Victoria park.
A humid 26 with mostly sunshine. I was to the town office this morning, mowed the lawn in the afternoon and this evening cycled t0 Charlottetown and back home logging 25 km.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Trail bridge

Bridge over the upper end of the North River

Rest area near the bridge, most of the trail has a rest area every 2.5 km.

Rain most of the day a 20, cleared at supper time so I cycled to the Charlottetown and cycled the trail to North Wiltshire and then back to Milton and took the road home logging 40 km.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Old Shovel

Old power shovel on display at Sherwood road.

The group getting ready for the Monday ride, there was 13 in the group this evening.
I cycled to the Charlottetown and on the trail to Suffolk, then back to Milton and then took the road home logging 40 km. Sunny with the temp in mid 20's.