Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wow 5,000 km

A lot of leaves gathered on the trail in the North Wiltshire area.

These trees in the Greenville area have lost most of their leaves

At noon it was sunny at 7, but then clouded by 4:00 and was almost raining.
I started cycling in Milton and cycled to Hazel Grove and back logging 42 km which put me over the 5,000 km for the season. I am using my old bike Aspen, not sure when Cypress will be repaired if ever.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


The evening sun on the clouds, I was out walking the field where I plan on skiing when the snow arrives.
It was very windy at the time.

This photo was taken mid afternoon and we were having showers of snow pellets.
This morning attended the IODE pancake breakfast in Cornwall. Late afternoon I walked the woods and field were I do most of the skiing. This evening I played cards in Hampshire and won the 50/50 draw. (a total of 16.00)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween & Oak tree

A neighbours halloween decoration.

This tree with the red leaves is the Island tree, the red oak.

Sunny with cloudy breaks with a high of 14.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Difference pattern to the clouds today. It was mostly sunny with a high of 19.
I was out walking the streets all day. I would rather be cycling.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Some crows in a field after the potatoes have been harvested.

In this photo you can see Charlottetown and Victoria park across the river.
Overcast in morning, rain in late afternoon at a high of 13.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Woodland trails

A nature trail in Cornwall along the edge of a field.

The trail continues though the woods for a few 100 meters, I am thinking it may be good path to ski on when we get some snow.
Rain with a high temp of 11. I attended a ball Ass. meeting this evening.

Monday, October 25, 2010

St Peters lake

The trail officers had a wrap up meeting and with steak and lobster for lunch at this cottage at St Peters lake
View of the lake, I should have been closer to get a good photo.
sunny in the morning, clouded up in afternoon and rain this evening with a low temp of -2 overnight and a high of 9. No cycling again today.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


These photos were taken at the water front in Montague.

Still a lot of leaves on the trees and the grass is green.

Also still some boats in the water, I expect they will soon be taken out.

I was to Maple Farms in Lower Montague and picked 70 lbs of apples, that should do us for a couple of months. It was sunny with a high of 10, overnight it was down to 1.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A day of eating out.

I had breakfast this morning at the Top of the Park restaurant located at the Red Shores racetrack.

This evening I had a roast beef dinner at the APM center in Cornwall hosted by the Central Queens United Church
About 15 mm of rain today with temp around 10. Again no cycling but did spend a few minutes on EB.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Clouds & trees

The clouds were very threatening this morning but we never did get any rain.

The grass is this green in the ball field and the town mowered it this week. Some nice fall colours in the trees as well. Sunny in the afternoon at 10 and windy. No cycling but on did spend 20 minutes on the exercise bike (EB) in the early morning.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Westwood School

I attended the Official ribbon cutting to open the new kindergarten wing of the Westwood school this morning.

Today was sunny with a high of 13. I should have being cycling today but was busy with other commitments. I got a flu shot yesterday.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Do to maintenance, no photos

Sunny at 13 with light winds. I attended a trail meeting in afternoon and a council meeting this evening. I did have a couple photos but the blog system is saying no image uploads for two hours.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunny with a raw wind at 9. no cycling today. Played cards at Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Confederation Trail

The Confederation Trail looking east from the bridge in Hunter River.

The trail looking west from the same location.

It was very windy (gusts to 65 km/h) with some clouds, temp was 9.
I started cycling in Milton with another TO and we cycled to the Clyde road and back to Milton logging 42 km. The wind was in our faces going west so it took us 90 minutes to cycle out, on the return trip we were only 65 minutes.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fire Department open house

The local Fire Department had a open house today as part of Fire Safety week
This firefighter was showing off some of their emergency equipment.

The rides in the mini fire truck was a big hit with the children.

The Chief is using a fire safety house to demonstrate fire hazards in a house.
Rain most of the day at 12, there was cleaning late in the day. I was talking to a cyclist at the fire dept open house and he said he was cycling on the trail this morning and it was in good shape even with the rain but I spent the morning in church.

Friday, October 15, 2010

No photo today

Rain and winds gusting to 65 km/h this afternoon with a high of 10.
I donated plasma this afternoon and was at the church this evening helping get ready for a roast beef dinner that is being served tomorrow evening.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Summer skiing

Some enterprising boys made their own ski slope by using the ice scraping from the rink which is near by.
Mostly sunny with a high of 8. A noon town meeting and another at 4:30 so no cycling today. But I did have the 2010 car undercoated this afternoon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Elmira and Tip 2 Tip cyclists

This most of the cyclists taking part in the Tip 2 Tip ride, I believe there was 22 in total.

The Elmira sign at the end of the trail.
Rain this afternoon at a temp of 11. no cycling today.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall colours

This was taken on the trail in North Wiltshire

This was in Hazel Grove, the maple colours don't seen as vivid this fall.
I had to go to Charlottetown early this morning to feed a cat. I then was to the Town office.
I took the bike wheels to a bike shop and was told not repairable, the best option is a new bike.
I drove to Milton and cycled to Hazel Grove and back on Aspen logging 42 km. This evening I played cards in warren Grove

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bird in tree

This photo of a partridge was taken in Baltic, I think that it is a partridge, but if not please tell me what it is.
Some fall colours taken near Selkirk, this was before the rain started.

It had being raining for a hour or more and this is what the last 2 km of trail looked like, so I was muddy to the knees again.
Overnight it was down to 2, high today was 11. Sunny in the morning and rain in the afternoon only in the east end. I drove to Mount Stewart and then cycled to Elmira with the Tip 2 Tip group and then hitched a ride with them back to Mount Stewart and logged 70 km cycling.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big day Sad day

I was riding in day one of the Tip 2 Tip ride. There was 22 cyclists in the event and we had lunch at the Legion.

Thanks to the beavers, the trail was flooded just west of Ellersile. Note the nice clouds in this photo.
The day started 4 but but did get up to 10 and very windy.
The big day was that I cycled from Tignish to Summerside on the trail and logged 110 km.
The sad day was that my bike (Cypress) fell of the vehicle (not my car) transporting it to Tignish and now in is not rideable, both wheels bend, seat post and rack, so it is a mess. That meant I had to ride a borrowed bike that didn't fit as well as Cypress. O well, as someone said, they are making new ones every day.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Old farm machinery

Can you tell what these two pieces of equipment was used for?
You used this one after you used the ones in the first photo.
This one was used later in the fall for a difference kind of crop, can you tell me the crop?

Sunny breaks at 13, showers this evening and the temp is down to 5.
I was to the town office this morning, spend time in the shop in the afternoon. no cycling today but planning on doing Tignish to Summerside tomorrow so that will make up for having a rest day today.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Woodland trail

Rain in morning, sunny breaks in afternoon at 17, wind and rain this evening.
I was in Charlottetown this morning, after lunch I had a interview with the CBC. Later in the afternoon I took a walk though the woods near home to check the trails, I will be skiing on these trails when the snow comes.

In one place there is a berm at the edge of a field that was hard to ski over, so I took the shovel and reduced a few cm. Time will tell if it is of any improvement.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


These photos of a pumpkin stand in York.
Sunny at 14 today. I had the 07 car inspected and undercoated this morning. In the afternoon I teamed up with another TO and we cycled from Winsloe to Tracadie Cross and back to Winsloe logging 45 km. I attended a Radio club meeting this evening.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Walking trail

Sign for the walking trail that is in Breadalbane and starts of the Confederation trail.

The entrance to the walking trail.
Sunny at 17 with light breeze. Late afternoon I drove to North Wiltshire and cycled to Breadalbane on the Confederation trail and back to North Wiltshire logging 41 km.
This evening I played cards (Auction) in Warren Grove.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Clouds & grapes

Photo taken from the Walmart parking lot in Charlottetown, the setting sun makes for interesting patterns.
The grapes are ripening on the vine, a few are ripe enough to eat.
Mostly sunny with a temp around 14. I mowed the lawn this afternoon and attended two meetings in Charlottetown.