Friday, September 30, 2011

Island East cycling event

You can tell from the mural on the wall that registration was taking place in a fire hall, Mount Stewart.
There was 86 cyclists in the this evening ride from Mount Stewart to St Peters, about 27 km.

About half of the cyclists stored the bicycles at the community center in St Peters as we start tomorrow (Saturday) in St Peters and cycle to Souris.
Myself and another TO drove to St Peters and cycled to Mount Stewart so that when we got back to St Peters the car would be there, we logged about 58 km. It was a windy day but warm in mid twenties and mostly sunny.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trail near Freetown

The trail is very open in this area, large fields and no trees. The sky was starting to cloud over as rain forecast for tonight.

A potato field in the same area, the irrigation equipment can be seen at the side of the field.
The day was sunny with a high of 18. This evening with another TO, cycled from Kensington to Kinkora and back logging about 40 km.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cornwall civic center

The civic center in Cornwall is taking shape.

Mostly sunny at 20 today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I was near Charlottetown Rural High school when I took this photo.

This was taken in Charlottetown looking over Ellen's creek
I cycled to the CBC to be with Bloomer about our cycling event that takes place this weekend.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Potato harvest

This potato field is in Cornwall, I think this unit is windrowing the potatoes for the harvester.

There was two units windrowing and the harvester has the truck along side.
I cycled to Charlottetown then to Hampshire on the Confederation Trail and then back to Charlottetown and then home logging 42 km for the trip. A sunny day in the low twenties.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cenotaph parade

The annual Cenotaph parade was in Cornwall today, the North River Fire Department members took part in the parade.

One of the North River firefighters laid the wreath for the department.

There was a fair crowd turn out for the parade, a nice day as well, sunny at 26.
This evening I drove to Montague for a church supper.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Woodland trail

The other day I took a walk though the woods by the ball field, I hadn't walked it for a couple of months. It is obvious that there is other people taking time to walk the trail.

I went as far as the creek where there is a bridge across it, no water flowing today.
I had breakfast with the retired firefighters this morning and did some errands. I spend the afternoon in the shop. No cycling today.
Warm at 24 but light rain or drizzle all day.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Founder's hall

This evening I was to Founder's hall at the Charlottetown water front.

I was dropping off a couple passengers that were taking the bus to Wood Islands for a boat cruise.
It was stated on the news that there were 400 taking part in the cruise, So that is why all the buses at the hall.
I donated plasma in the morning and spend the afternoon tiding up the shop.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

fall colours are here

This was taken in Miscouche, a maple tree showing the fall colour.

This fish ladder is in the village of Wellington, they have a little park with a small pond.

There is a nice foot bridge that crosses the pond.
Mostly sunny with a high of 22. This evening with a another TO, we cycled from Travellers Rest to Northam, about 40 km.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


A view of Charlottetown across the upper part of the North River

Very light cloud cover this evening, this was taken looking to the west, so the jet plane is probably coming from Europe.
Mostly sunny at 22, I attended two meetings this afternoon, so no cycling.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Trail in Albany

This evening with another TO, we cycled from Emerald to Borden and back, about 36 km.
The photos was taken in the Albany area.

During the early afternoon it was sunny at 20 but by the time we were cycling, it was cloudy at 15.

Monday, September 19, 2011


This was taken from the trail in Dundee, I was using the super vivid setting on the camera.

This photo was a few seconds later using the auto setting.

In the same area are blue berry fields, This some of the equipment used in harvesting the blue berries.
This morning I cycled to a meeting in Charlottetown and after lunch I mowed the lawn.
This evening with another TO, we cycled from Brackley to Morell, about 40 km, total of 60 km for me for the day. Mostly cloudy at a high of 15.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Large insect

When I came home this evening, this insect was by the door, and it had no interest in leaving. A close look at the wings makes me think that it is near the end of its life span.

It was only 3 at my place this morning and there was frost in places. At 8:00 AM there was big fluffy clouds to the south. I attended a family get together this afternoon and cycled Milton to Hunter River and back this evening, about 37 km. High temp for the day was 16.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Job finished

It took all day to do it but the roofing job is finished. Mostly sunny with a high of 16, windy in the morning.

Friday, September 16, 2011

More clouds

Looking south from the ball field, a few openings in the clouds.

I was trying difference settings with the camera, the first one was on auto.
The second one was a low light setting.

This one was taken with landscape setting. I think it is more like what the clouds looked to me.
Rain this morning, some sun and cloud in afternoon with a high of 16 and windy
I was at a neighbors this morning and taring down shingles this afternoon.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


The setting sun was highlighting the edges of the clouds.

The cloud was over the North River looking south from the highway.
Cloudy in the morning and sunny in the afternoon with a high of 25.
With another TO, we cycled from Brackley to Mount Stewart this evening, it was a nice evening for cycling, warm with a light breeze.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Putting on new shingles

The old shingles that had been on the roof for 26 years.

The roof stripped to the boards which are still in good condition.

The rubberized underlay in place.

The new shingles are installed, nine hours later for half of the roof.
Mostly cloudy with a few sunny breaks at 24. No cycling today but I did attend a short meeting this evening.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

more old tractors

We had a John Deere B like this on the farm in the sixties.

We had a local dealer that was selling David Brown's so there were a lot of them around as well.
Mostly sunny at a high of 24. No cycling today. I have started re-shingling the roof of my barn.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Straw bales

This field off bales is in Newton, it must have been just combined as the truck is still loaded with grain.

This field is closer to Kinkora. This evening with another TO, we cycled from Emerald to Borden and back about 36 km. Mostly sunny with a high of 24.
While cycling I got stung on the leg by a wasp or hornet, not sure which but it was black and the leg is still sore.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Crows and clouds with green fields

This crow was on the wires and decided to fly away just as I took the photo.

Because of all the rain lately, the fields are still green, nice clear blue sky with a few clouds with a high of 20.

I was at a local restaurant this evening and this unusual motorcycle was in the parking lot.
I was to Montague in the afternoon to visit family members.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Murray Harbour

At the end of the ride in Murray Harbour, there was hotdogs and corn on the cob for everyone.
The public ride was from Murray River with the walkers starting at 10, the cyclists went at 11.
The distance was about 8 km.

The was 12 cyclists that took part in the ride.

Myself and another TO started in Iona and cycled to Murray Harbour. This snake was on the trail near Hopefield, It was cool, about 13 at the time and it moved very slow, so I helped it get off the trail. We saw another snake before we got to Murray River but it was more active.
The cycling was in the morning and I mowed the lawn this afternoon. There was scatted showers all day with a high of 17.