Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter River Hiking Trail

Trail sign showing the trails for Winter River.

These trail signs don't give you much information

The trails are flat and level, very good for walking, a big difference from Dromore.
Mostly overcast with a high of 4. I was hiking for a couple hours and this evening I was to Warren Grove to play cards.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snow on the trees

I guessing about 5 cm of new snow.
A fair amount of the snow still on trees, I found that if I stayed away from the smaller trees I could cut the limbs on the big trees without too much falling on me. Even doing that I was wet to the skin after three hours in the woods.

Mostly cloudy all day at 2, a few breaks in the clouds in the late afternoon.
This morning I visited a neighbors at the chicken barn and was in the woods for the afternoon.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sun rise and snow

The sun is just coming up and we got enough snow to cover the field.

For some reason the clouds are in a straight line and I can see the sun striking the snow on the edge of the trees.
Mostly sunny with a high of 1.
I was in church in the morning and visited friends in Stratford and had supper with them this evening.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


This phot0 taken in the morning showing some breaks in the clouds

This was taken at 4:00 as I was leaving the wood lot with the sun on the upper parts of the trees.
Cloudy with sunny breaks at 3, light snow this evening.
I had breakfast with the hams this morning, three hours in the wood lot during the afternoon.
This evening I played cards in Hampshire and won the 50/50.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Dromore hiking trail

I drove to Dromore Woodland Trails South Trailhead and spend a couple hours hiking on the trail.
A very simple bridge crossing a small creek.

Signage at a intersection of one of the trail loops.

The trail seems to have a fair amount of traffic as it seems to be well used.
Overcast all day with rain late in the afternoon and evening at a high of 2
I am relaxing at home this evening and plan to watch Daily Planet in a few minutes.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wood lot

This stand of white pine was trimmed two years ago,

The larger ones are about 30 cm across at the butt.
Overcast with rain showers with a high of 6.
This afternoon I was in the wood lot for three hours trimming trees.
This evening I attended the Island trails awards night in Stratford.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A little brook

This is the same stream that the bridge goes over but farther down stream as it leaves te wooded area.

Overcast with rain and snow showers all day with a high of 3.
I was to Charlottetown in the morning. After lunch I sharpen the chain saw then took a 30 minute walk through the woods by the ball field. 30 minutes was long enough to get wet.
This evening I attended the CyclePEI awards night at the Rodds Royalty Inn.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Smoke & clouds

This column of smoke was in the sky just after 1:00, I am guessing it came from the Firefighters training school.

The ball field is still covered in snow and on the horizon I can see a little break in the clouds.
-4 this morning and the high was 4, cloudy all day with rain this evening.
I was in Charlottetown this morning and at the wood lot for three hours in the afternoon.
I played cards in Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, November 22, 2010


The drifting snow created a eyebrow drift on the roof of this barn.

The barn is a chicken barn.
mostly sunny with a low of -6 and a high of 1. I visited neighbors this morning and after lunch I spend a couple hours in the wood lot.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First snow fall

We received about 5 cm of snow overnight. Not much wind here so no drifting.

After lunch I went for a 45 minute walk, this nature is along the edge of the Cornwall business park.

If you look close, you can see animal tracks in the snow on the little bridge, I am guessing a fox but hard to tell as it snowed some after the tracks were made.
This afternoon I visited at Aunt that was celebrating her 90 th birthday.
This afternoon mostly sunny at zero, overnight low was -4

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wood lot trees

I spend a couple hours in the wood lot this morning, what I am doing is taking the lower branches off the pine trees.

This is what it looks like afterwards, I am removing the branches for about two meters.

Most of the trees are red pine but this one is white pine, notice the smooth bark and how evenly the branches are spaced.
It was mostly sunny in the morning but started snowing after lunch, about 5 cm on the ground now. It was -5 this morning and the high was zero.
I played cards in Hampshire this evening.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Confederation Trail

These photos are of the trail in the York area. I started cycling at 10:00 and cycled from Royalty Junction to Tracadie Cross and back logging 40 km. It was mostly sunny at 5, it is -2.5 as I write this. I was to Charlottetown in the afternoon and this evening I spent three hours at a church GST auction.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Seagulls in the park behind the post office in Cornwall.

The sun setting on the clouds in Warren Grove.
Overcast with showers and very windy, some gusts were over 70 km/h. The morning started out at 9 but was down to 6 by late afternoon.
In the morning I got the snowblower ready, changed the oil and filled it with fresh gas.
In the afternoon I went to the wood lot for a couple of hours.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Woodland tree

This tree is holding onto most of its leaves.

From the leaves, I believe that it is a beech tree.

Walking / skiing trail along the edge of the woods near the ballfield.
Overcast in morning, rain at times heavy in the late afternoon with a high of 12.
I took a hour long walk this morning in and around the woods. After lunch I donated plasma and at 4:00 attended a trail meeting. All the family was home for supper this evening.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


The two windmills in Kinkora with the church in the background.

A view of the Hillsborough river as seen from the trail in Scotchfort, the water was very calm.
Rain all day with a high of 8. I was to a wake in the afternoon and played cards at Warren Grove in the evening.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Trail in DeBlois

This stretch of the Confederation Trail is in DeBlois about 8 km east of Tignish. This afternoon I rode with two other Trail Officers to Tignish. We then conducted a vehicle patrol of the trail to Richmond, about 80 KM.

This evening I went to the Cornwall town office to see the new Mayor Glen Fullerton take the oath of office.
Mostly sunny with a high of 6 and the overnight low was -3.5.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


The Confederation trail goes through Kinkora.

A field of soybean been combined, this part of the field looked dry as there was some dust behind the machine.
Not as dry in this area, the combine came to a stop, although the wheels are still going around. Note the red mud, not sure how you unstuck a combine, do you pull it or do you push it?
Mostly sunny at a high of 7 and a light wind. After lunch another Trail Officer (TO) picked me up and we drove to Kinkora. We then cycled to Borden-Carleton and the back to Emerald and return to Kinkora logging 40 km.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bridge building

I decided to use this fallen tree to bridge the creek

I used the cable hoist to pull the logs into place, notice the extra water flowing because it rained the day before.
It is now safe to walk across. This is where I was working when I stepped in deep water and fill my boot with water.

With some plywood it now has a deck and once we get snow, I should be able to ski across.
It was 0 with frost this morning, a high of 16 in the sun in afternoon.
I had breakfast with firefighters this morning, then raked some leaves. After lunch I helped a neighbor with the garage he is building. It would have been a good day to go cycling.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Views from the trail

Still lots of pumpkins in this field in York.

Geese enjoying the pond in York.

Lots of leaves still on these trees in Dunstaffnage.
Sunny with a high of 14 and very light wind. I was to Charlottetown in the morning, I then used the mower with the bagger to pick up leaves. I gathered 10 bags and put them in the compost bin. After lunch I drove to Brackley and cycled to Scotchfort and back to Royalty Junction logging 49 km. I am still using the old bike Aspen. Still a few cyclists using the trail, I met seven this afternoon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day

The monument at Afton.

The Cadets stand on guard during the remembrance day service at Afton.

This cadet carries a mean sword during the ceremony.
It was mostly sunny with a high of 6, very windy in the morning.
I attended the remembrance day service in Afton in the morning. After lunch I visited a relative that had a shoulder operated on and later in the afternoon I enjoyed a walk through the woods.