Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hillsborough river

Hillsborough river as seen from the trail in the Scotchfort area.

Acres of cattails near the river.

We had puffy clouds again today with a high of 22.
I attended a trail meeting this afternoon and the evening I cycled from Brackley to Mount Stewart and back logging about 50 km.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

clouds

A few puffy clouds around today, mostly sunny with a high of 23.

Photos were taken at what is known as Sam's corner in Cornwall.
I spend the day helping a neighbor and attended a meeting this evening. No cycling

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fallen tree

I was cycling with another TO this evening when we came to this tree on the trail. We were in the Kinkora area.

Bales of straw in a field in Albany, some nice clouds as well.
We cycled from Emerald to Borden and back, about 35 km for the trip, early this morning the wind was gusting in the 70-80 km/h range. Temp was in low twenty's.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Adam's parade.

The Stanley Cup was in Cornwall for the day, Adam McQuaid is a member of the Boston team.

They were lucky that the rain held off, there was a light shower during the parade but the heavy rain didn't start until around 3:00.

Some of the crowd that turned out to see Adam and the cup.
I cycled to Cornwall to take the photos, so I got a few km cycling today.
You probably can't see the difference but starting with the air show photos are with a new camera, I upgraded to a Canon A1200. So far today we got 15 mm of rain but the was not very strong.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summerside Air show

The Snowbirds put on a great show. It was a great day for the show, light wind, sunny and 25.

This rocket powered truck claimed that it would go 350 mph. It was fast and made lots of smoke.
Busy day but no cycling. Breakfast meeting, then to Summerside, about 75 minutes of stop & go traffic to get into the parking lot at the show, got home at 6:30 and mowed the lawn.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cornwall

The civic center in Cornwall is starting to take shape.


One of Cornwall's parks, this one is near the Post Office.
Rain this morning, sunny breaks in afternoon with a high of 25.
No cycling, yard work and to dinner theater this evening.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Harvest time

This photo was just west of Freetown. This evening with another TO, we cycled from North Wiltshire to Kensington logging about 40 km.
Mostly sunny at 22 with a fair wind, gusting to 30 km/h.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Harvest time

a combine working in a grain field in Hampshire, I would guess it is barley.

Potato field also in Hampshire, A good crop of vines, if the tubers are doing as well, it should be a good crop.
This evening I cycled from Milton to Hazel Grove and back.
Sunny with a high of 23.

Clouds

The morning clouds looking across the North River, the brick building is East Wiltshire school.

Lots of clouds looking to the southwest across the North River towards Cornwall.
It was late when I got home last night so that is why posting in morning.
Tuesday evening I cycled with another TO from Richmond to Bloomfield, about 50 km.

Monday, August 22, 2011

St Peters bay

Late afternoon I was cycling between St Peters and Mount Stewart, this photo is about half way along the bay, my guess is the bay is 12-14 km long.

This is the end of the bay where it opens to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with Greenwich on the right. Windy today 40 gusting to 50 km/h. It started to sprinkle rain as I finished the bike ride and has being raining all evening. Temp was 24.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ceilidh

This afternoon I was to Montague visiting family members, nice day with a high of 27.
This evening I was to the Ceilidh at Afton hall to hear Courtney Hogan, with her is Todd on the Sax and Gordon on the right.

video

Saturday, August 20, 2011

More parade photos.

This Federal fire truck is about 100 years old.


A few of the thousands that turned out to watch the parade.

The RCMP band was impressive.
No cycling today, sunny at 27 with a chance of a shower.
I attended a breakfast meeting, then was doing errands for must of the day.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gold Cup parade

I was to the parade this morning, myself and two other trail Officers were helping with the parade.


The photos are of a couple of the inflatables that were in the parade.
It was a great day for a parade, sunny and by mid day it was 27.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Elmira

The end of the Confederation Trail is in Elmira and marker 273.

This evening I got a ride with another TO to Harmony Junction and the two of us cycled to Elmira and back, about 30 km.
Nice evening for cycling at 22

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fred the snake

Fred is still hanging the back door at our place, enjoying the morning sun today.

I was cycling Emerald to Borden this evening and this grain field is near Kinkora.
The temp was 24

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Crow

This photo taken a few days ago of a crow in flight.

Taken the same day in the Freetown area, I believe it is part of a irrigation system.
Light rain and drizzle most of the day at 16. Another rest day as no cycling today but I donated plasma this evening. I caused a little excitement by having my arm start to bleed in the kitchen after the donation, so I was back on the cot for a few more minutes.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Joe Ghiz park

Flowers at the Joe Ghiz park in Charlottetown where the Confederation Trail starts.

Information site.
Some of the play ground equipment.
This evening I cycled from home to the park, then on the trail Suffolk and back to Sherwood road and the home, logged about 45 km.
Nice evening for cycling, no wind and about 24.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cattle

The other evening near Glen Valley I came around a turn and this herd was looking at me. After giving me a look they turned and went off the trail into a bean field.
no cycling, I was attending a family social in Hampshire, A good day for sitting outside, mostly sunny at 25.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cattails and apples

This part of thr trail is in Tracadie Cross, lots of cattails on the left.

There is lots of apple trees along the edge of the trail, the story is the passengers on the trains when eating apples, tossed the cores out the windows.
Mostly sunny with a high of 23. This evening I cycled from Brackley to Scotchfort and back. Also cut the grass, this is the second cut this week.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Flags & clouds

I was cycling in the Mount Stewart to Peaks area this morning, the wind was blowing as seen by the flag in this photo, I was by the bridge in Mount Stewart.

The sun came out this afternoon and the temp went to 25. This photo was taken around 8:00 PM as the sun was setting.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rabbit

This rabbit was on the trail west of Hunter River.

This field of barley just west of Freetown will soon be ready for the combine.
This afternoon I got dropped of in Kensington, I then cycled to Hunter River, Then cycled to Glen Valley and back to Hinter River then onto Milton, total for the afternoon is 68 km.
Mostly a misty day with a couple of sunny breaks at 20.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Miscouche

This evening I cycled with another TO from Summerside to Richmond, The trail where the photo was taken, is as straight as a arrow for nearly 5 km.
I mowed the lawn after lunch, a little damp but it had to be done.
Light mist at times this evening at a temp of 19.


Monday, August 8, 2011

St Peters

Village of St Peters as seen from the trail.

Lots of sea lettuce and farther are the mussel buoys.
Over 30 mm of rain today at a high of 19. This evening I played cards in Afton.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

3 bridges

This is the Morell river bridge, it is the longest of the three bridges.

The next bridge is in Marie and I am thinking it is the smallest.

This is Midgell river bridge and is the newest as it was rebuilt last year.
I started cycling in St Peters and cycled to Mount Stewart, then cycled back to St Peters with a group of seven cyclists, round trip was 53 km.
It was misty in the morning but sunny in the afternoon at a high of 25.

Auctions

I was at a corn boil at the shore last night and didn't get home til late, so that is why I am posting in the morning.
Yesterday I was to a rural auction in Greenfield, a good turnout and a nice sunny day at 22.
And I didn't buy anything.