Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hillsborough river

A view of the Hillsborough river from the trail in Scotchfort .

Looking the other way I see the local Ultramar gas station. I cycled from Brackley to Scotchfort and back to Brackley this afternoon logging 46 km. It was cool at 10 and it was raining for the last couple km's. This evening I went to Hampshire to play cards.

Friday, April 29, 2011


Raining in morning, cleared in afternoon and temp got to 18.
I replaced the oil pump on chain saw, cost $22. After lunch helped a neighbor cut a large branch of a tree. I then helped a brother inlaw repace bearing in the deck of a lawn mower. This evening I cycled from Milton to Hunter River and back logging 34 km.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Flowers coming in garden include, a poppy, tulips, lilies and a cedar bush on right.
Heavy rain in morning, showers doing the afternoon with a high of 20.
In the morning I took cans and bottles to recycler depot. I was to the wood lot in afternoon and doing some yard work in evening.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yard work

Raining in morning, cleared in late afternoon. I visited a sister in morning, and had a another sister visit me this afternoon. late afternoon and evening I bundled branches that I had cleaned up around the yard for the spring pick up next week. High temp was 4

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Water on trail

I was cycling in the Mount Stewart area this morning before the rain. I had to ride though this water to keep my sneakers dry. I donated plasma in the afternoon and attended a church meeting this evening. Now it is time to watch some hockey, here is hoping Canada still has a team in the playoffs tomorrow.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Beaver pond

This beaver pond in Breadalbane has lost most of the water, no sign of the beavers. The lodge is high and dry.
I visited neighbors this morning. After lunch I drove to Fredericton, then cycled to Kensington and back to Fredericton on the trail logging 47 km. It was a nice day with a high of 14 and light wind. I worked in the yard this evening.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hunter River

Still snow on the trail in some places, today I cycled from North Wiltshire to Fredericton and back logging 27 km.

This park in memory of Dr. Ellis is in Hunter River next to the trail. I was to church this morning and the family was here for a turkey supper.
Mostly sunny with a high of 14.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Beaver lodge

A beaver lodge at edge of a pond near Bristol. I cycled from Mount Stewart to Morel and back to Mount Stewart on the trail today logging 30 km.

This pond and wet land is just east on Mount Stewart. Temp was near 12.

Friday, April 22, 2011

More snow

Today I started cycling in Milton and got as far as North Wiltshire but this drift of snow stopped me. There was smaller drifts before this but I was able to cycle along the edges.

This field in Hampshire is completely bare of snow and I could hear a tractor working in a field on the other side of the woods. I was cycling for 90 minutes and the temp was 9.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tracks in snow

These tracks were in the snow at 6:00 AM this morning, came in the driveway and across the lawn back of the house. I think that it was a coyote.

This evening I took a walk though the woods and there is a lot of blow down since I walked it about 10 days ago. Light rain most of the day with a high of 3. I think I will watch some of the Montreal game tonight.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Snow in April

I was at the wood lot this morning, still lots of snow in the woods.

The snow started at 4:00 and is still snowing, the plow just went down our street.
I attended a Island Trails meeting this evening, no cycling today.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Clouds & snow

I cycled the trail from Brackley to Dunstaffnage this afternoon. Photo of clouds taken in York.

There was a few smaller snow drifts before I came to this one in Dunstaffnage. This is where I turned back.

This farmer in York was disking a field.
Mostly sunny with a high of 10. I was cycling on the trail for two hours.
I played cards in Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, April 18, 2011

North river and clouds

I was out cycling for a couple of hours after lunch, this photo is the upper part of the North River.

There was some sunny breaks and this was one of the openings in the clouds
I visited with neighbors this morning and helped unload 28 k of chickens this evening.
The high temp was 10 but windy when I was cycling, gust to 50+ km/h.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rainy day

Not much rain so far maybe 5 mm but very windy, gusts as high as 75 km/h. Temp around 7.
To church in morning, watched curling this afternoon. Only cycling was on the exercise bike, about 15 km.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

River at low tide

The North river north of the bridge at low tide taken around 5:00 PM.

The Confederation trail west of the Loyalist road. Still lots of snow in places. I was able to cycle on the trail from here to the lower Malpeque road, about six km. I was to a church breakfast in Cornwall this morning, in the afternoon I run the lawn mower with the dethatching blade on it to lift the dead grass. I cycled from home to Milton, then on the trail to the lower Malpeque road and back hour logging 25 km. The high temp for the day was 7 with light wind.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Snow on trail

I was in the Mount Stewart / Cherry Hill area this morning checking trail conditions, in the Cherry Hill area there still is drifts of snow on the trail.

Other areas of the trail are looking very good. A mix of sun and cloud with a snow showers at times with a high of 3. There is clear skies tonight and will be a cold night, presently it is -5.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


The cloud cover was starting to break up as the sun was setting.

This was looking towards the south. Around 6:00 I went out for a 30 minute walk, still some snow in the woods by the ball field. The temp was 12 in the morning but down to 4 by the evening.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


This buffalo head is mounted on the wall of the conference room where I was attending a meeting this morning.

Late afternoon I was cycling around town and cycled to the Terry Fox complex. I logged about 20 km. It was cloudy this afternoon at a high of 14. I attended a retired firefighters meeting.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Windy day

Sunny at 10 but strong winds, I spend a hour walking the wood lot this afternoon, still a lots of snow.

I think the winds were in the 60km/h plus range.
I played cards a Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Turkey Vultures

This photo was taken in the south, I am told it is a flock of turkey vultures. Not sure what they were circling over.
Sun in morning, cloudy with a few showers in afternoon at 10.
I visited neighbors in morning and spend time in the shop after lunch.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Snake and snow

Was surprised to see a snake sunning its self on the trail today.

I started cycling the trail at the Joe Ghiz park and only got west of the Sherwood road when I found this snow drift.

I took the road to Winsloe but the trail is no better there.
I was out cycling for about 2 hours and logged 30 km. Sunny with a light breeze at 14.
I plan watch curling tonight and I expect Canada to win.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring flowers

Some flowers are in bloom on the south east side of the house.

I was out for a 40 minute walk in late afternoon, the mice have most the bark off this spruce tree.
Any guesses on what kink of bird is in the photo? if it is any help, the photo was taken in the south. Mostly sunny with a high near 10 today. Getting ready to watch some curling this evening.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rose Hill Mansion

The front of the Rose Hill Mansion located in South Carolina

The inside of the cook house which is in a separate building at the back of the house.

Close up of the fireplace where all the cooking was done.
Sunny with a high of 3. I was to Montague this afternoon to visit family. I still have a cold.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Morning mist, clouds

The morning mist in South Carolina taken last Saturday.

I took a walk though the woods this afternoon and the the field is bare of snow, some nice clouds in the sky.

The foot bridge survived the winter and the spring floods.
I was out for forty minutes walking and attended a Trail Officer meeting this evening.
Mostly sunny with a high of 5.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On the way home

I am spending the night in Augusta, Maine. I will be home tomorrow.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 3

Morning sunrise, temp was 39F, by mid afternoon it was 82F.

The local airport, no scheduled flights. I cycled 65 km today. I start for home in the morning so no cycling foe a few days.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday in South Carolina

This morning we visited the Rose Hill Mansion.

Joyce having a rest at the back of the Mansion.
I was cycling for a couple of hours and then played 18 holes of golf this afternoon.
It was sunny at 20 C with some wind