Saturday, December 31, 2011

More cycling

This morning before the rain started, I cycled to the Mall, then took the trail to Winsloe and then home logging 23 km for the trip. Temp was at zero. Light snow in the Royalty area, a few people had been out walking and there was one cyclist out before me.

Not as much snow as I got near to Winsloe, because on the gravel, it is good cycling even where there is snow.

This section almost like summer. So the cycling is over for this year and I have logged 5,450 km for the year.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter cycling

Dressed for the -6 temp and I logged 24 km around Cornwall.

One of the Cornwall trails and the bridge across the Hyde creek.

Across the North River the new provincial manor is taking shape. Also you can see a little ice starting to form on the far side of the river.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


This photo was taken before 9, the sun was streaming though the cloud cover.

I went for a walk mid afternoon, this is a few soybeans that were missed by the combine.

There were still a lot of clouds in the sky. At the time I was walking, -7 with a wind chill of -17, very windy as well, gusting to 60 km/h.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter stream

A nice flow of water in the stream today, this was in the morning, it has rained all afternoon so there will be more water by now.

The sun was almost peeking out for a few minutes, very windy today, gusts to 70 km/h

The trees are clear of snow but still a fair covering of snow on the ground, the high was +8 and with the wind & rain most of the snow is gone.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Winter time

Sunny at +2 when I was out on the snowshoes for a hour. Still lots of snow on the trees.

This trail along the edge of the woods was busy, It looked to me as one snowmobile , two people on snowshoes and one hiker had used it before me.

I had walked this section on the 24th, but I would say that it has not being used since.
Before I got home a strap broke on the snowshoe so I need to make some repairs.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Winter wonderland

Mid afternoon I took a 50 minute walk though the woods and around the fields.
Only one person out ahead of me.

The snow was still on the trees and grasses. Temp was -6.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all, thanks again for taking time to view the blog.

Friday, December 23, 2011


This photo was taken mid morning, we had about 5 cm of snow by then.

This was mid afternoon and close to 10 cm of snow, lucky there was no wind.

The snow was sticking right on the trees, there was concern that we might not have snow for Christmas, but with the cold temps for tomorrow we will have snow on Christmas.
The temp was around zero all day so the snow is very wet and sticking to everything.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New house

The rafters are going up on a new house being built in Sunrise cove.

Rain in the morning with clearing in the afternoon, it was +5 at noon. I was out cycling around town and when I got home at 4:45 it was down to zero.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sun rise

It was -9 here when I was taking this photo a bit before 8:00 AM.

This was looking more to the south at the same time. I was to Montague in the afternoon visiting family members. It is +2 and raining as I post this.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


It was mostly cloudy with a couple of snow flurries at -4. This photo was taken in Cornwall.

I was to the wood lot for the afternoon, there was a little snow on the trees.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Some ducks in the ice free North River, near low tide.

It was a nice sunny day at -3, a few clouds in the sky. At noon I cycled to York and back home logging 30+ km.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sun & moon

-6 as the morning sun is coming up in the east.

At the same time the moon is going down in the southwest sky. High for the day was -4 and with snow flurries from 11:00 on til evening.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Confederation Trail

Mostly sunny, it was -3 when I started cycling at 3:00 PM. This is at Royalty Junction where I decided to cycle towards Hunter River.

The clouds just as the sun was breaking though. -5 when I got home at 4:30, I had logged 23 km for the trip.
I was to Hampshire this evening to play cards.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Mid morning the sun made a try at peeking though, but little while later it was raining and it rained most of the day. The temp was as high as 10 at lunch time.

I spend the afternoon cleaning up in the shop and attended a wake of a fellow firefighter this evening.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


We got about 2-3 cm of snow before it changed over to rain, expecting to get about 15 mm of rain. Most of the snow is already gone as I post this.
I was out for a hour long walk after lunch, the snow was just starting to fall. This brook is in the MacPhail woods.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rural road

I was to the wood lot for the afternoon, a very little bit of snow fell in that area, none in Cornwall.
It was overcast at 1 for the day, forecast is for -7 tonight.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas lights

I now have the Christmas decorations up, just waiting for some snow.
Overcast at 3, with rain this evening. No cycling today but was to cards in Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, December 12, 2011


At was at a neighbors this morning and he was combining soy beans.

It was sunny at 6. I went to the wood lot for the afternoon but now thinking I should have gone cycling.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wood land trail

Trail though the woods at the back of the MacPhail farm. Appears to be used a fair amount.

It was sunny at -5 with a light breeze, I was out for a 45 minute walk, Photo of some clouds over Cornwall.
This photo is looking towards the West River at the street going into Primrose Point. Again some nice puffy clouds along with the blue sky.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wood splitter

I was at family Christmas dinner and an inlaw that operates a welding shop was showing a wood splitter that he built.

He made a very professional job of it.
Rain all day at 3. It was light rain in afternoon when I was putting up the outside Christmas decorations.

Friday, December 9, 2011

New house

was cycling around town in the afternoon, this house is located at the end of the road, about four km from my place.

This looking across the North River to Charlottetown, although there were some clouds it was mostly sunny at 4. I was to the wood lot in the morning for three hours.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas tree

I donated plasma this morning and spend the afternoon putting lights on the tree. Not finished, about 80% done. Heavy rain at times this morning at a high of 14. The rain stopped in the afternoon but the wind picked up, 60 gusting to 85 km/h in Charlottetown. On the Confederation bridge it was gusting to 150 km/h and the bridge was closed to all traffic for 90 minutes.
The temp now is only zero with a forecast low of -4 overnight.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Rows of trees planted at the edge of the Cornwall Business Park. I am guessing about five years old.
Trail along a field behind the woods where we ski and snowshoe if there was some snow.
Rain all day with a high of 8. I attended a radio club meeting this evening.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Yesterday I run the tiller over the garden, hopefully that will slow the weeds.
I was to the wood lot in the morning. Rain in afternoon with a temp of 10.
I was to Warren Grove to play cards.