Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wood lot

I spend a few hours in the wood lot today, this is what it looks like before I get at it.

There is more work to the fir than doing the pine, fir branches are smaller but a lot more of them.
Overcast with the rain started in late afternoon with a high of 16.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter berries

Not sure what these berries are called, some one said dog berries.

These were growing in the Mount Stewart area, and in marshy locations.

This photo of te trail is in the Tracadie Cross area. This afternoon with another TO I cycled from Cherry Hill to Winsloe on the trail, about 35 km. It was sunny when we started but then the cloud moved in, temp was 6 with a light wind. I was to Warren Grove this evening to play cards.

Monday, November 28, 2011

No snow

This afternoon I took a walk in the ball field woods, the little foot bridge is still in good shape.

This field is on the other side of the woods, the 20 cm of snow we had last week is just a memory.
I visited the neighbors this morning and attended a wake in the evening.
Overcast all day with rain in late afternoon at a high of 12.
Yesterday I was to Montague visiting and did not get any photos, so I didn't do a posting.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Trackside Patio

I had breakfast with the retired firefighters this morning at the Trackside.

I spend a couple hours in the wood lot in late afternoon, still some snow in places. It was sunny at 3. I was to Hampshire to play cards this evening.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Snow on trail

I was in Hampshire today, the snowmobiles have started using the trail, looks like the cycling is over for the season.
Overcast with a high of 2

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Walk in field

The little creek in the woods near the ball field.

The 20 cm of snow that fell is still on the trees, high for the day was Zero and mostly cloudy.

I donated plasma this morning and took a walk in the fields back of the woods in late afternoon.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The snow started around 1:00 PM and by 6:00 there was 15 cm down with more coming, forecast is to change to rain after midnight. Photo taken around 6:00 PM.
I drove to Summerside after lunch, It was close to 4:00 when I drove home, a very slow drive because of the snow and traffic.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wood lot

It was -7 overnight but up to -2 in afternoon, I spend three hours in wood lot.

This is what it looks like from the road. It was a sunny day, a good day for the woods.

Monday, November 21, 2011


This photo was taken around 3:30 in Hampshire, temp zero.

Another trail Officer and I cycled from Sherwood to Hampshire and back, about 30 km return.
It was down to -1.5 when I got home. I visited the neighbors this morning and then after lunch I helped put shavings in a chicken barn for a hour. I was to a wake in the evening, A lot of people there, I was 75 minutes getting though the line.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mount Stewart

With another Trail Officer I cycled from Brackley to Morell this afternoon.
We stopped for a rest in Mt. Stewart where I took these photos. I am thinking the gun piece goes back to the first world war. It was sunny and 12 at noon, by 2:00 there was very light rain at 10. We cycled the last half in the rain. The weather person is forecasting light snow again for tomorrow.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snow at wood lot

I was to the wood lot for a couple of hours this afternoon, Temp was up to 7 so the snow on the trees was melting and made for wet working conditions. It was -2 this morning.

Friday, November 18, 2011


We had 2 cm of snow last night.

By 4:00 PM the sun was starting to peek though the clouds and the snow had mostly melted.
I took a 30 minute walk though the woods at 4:00.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hunter River bridge

The trail bridge in Hunter River.

And the stream that runs under the bridge, I don't know for sure but I am guessing it is the Hunter River as it is the only one in the Village.

I cycled from Milton to Hazel Grove, it was sunny at 10 when I left Milton, but as I got to Hazel grove the clouds were moving in as a cold front approached.
I attended the Island Trails awards night this evening and got a Tip to Tip award for cycling the complete trail.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Red Oak tree

The Red Oak is the only tree that is still holding onto its leaves.
Mostly sunny with a high of 12. I was in the wood lot for the morning and attended a Island trails meeting at 4:00 which lasted 2 hours.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Manor

The site of the new Charlottetown Manor is on Maypoint road.

This is viewing it from Maypoint road.

This is seeing it from the highway. Raining most of the day with a high of 10. No cycling today.
I was to Warren Grove in the evening to play auction cards.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New store

This is the new Sobey's store that is being built near the Charlottetown mall.
This afternoon I cycled from home to the Charlottetown mall, then cycled the trail to Bedford and the back to Charlottetown and then took the road home. I logged 45 km for the trip.
A good day foe cycling at 15, cloudy and somewhat windy.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

5,000 km

I drove to Fredericton and then cycled to Kinkora, a nice sunny day a 10 with light wind, the wind generators in Kinkora were not turning.

This part of the trail is east of Emerald, still nice colour to the leaves.
On the ride today the odometer went passed the 5,000 km for the 2011 season.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wood land trails

This afternoon I took a walk though the woods by the ball field.

There was a few trees that had blown down, so I had the chain saw with me and cleared the trail.

The saw is a small 35 cc one with a 16" bar.
Sunny, windy at a cool 4. I had breakfast with radio club members in morning and played cards in Hampshire this evening.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Beaver pond

These photos are of the beavers work in Breadalbane, these trees are on the north side of the trail, the pond is on the south so all the wood has to be moved across the trail.

This is the path from the trail to the pond, so they have made many trips on the path, the trail is about 4 - 5 meters higher than the pond.

The lodge is in the center of the pond behind the branches.
Rain all day, I am guessing 40+ mm, very windy in morning with a high of 16.
No cycling today.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Combine is soybean field.

It was a sunny day at 15, so with rain forecast for tomorrow the farmers were busy today. This is one of the three combines I saw today working in the soybean fields.

This beaver dam is in Breadalbane, this spring it seemed like the beavers had moved on, as the dam had opened and there was no pond. But they are back.
I cycled from Hampshire to Breadalbane and back this afternoon, about 45 km.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 9

No photo today, mostly sunny with a high of 10. I donated plasma this morning and did some yard work in the afternoon. I attended a meeting this evening.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Confederation Trail

I cleaned off the garden and mowed the lawn this morning, then put the lawn mower away for the season. I got a ride to Cherry hill then with another TO cycled back to Winsloe, about 34 km.
Sunny with a high of 14 midafternoon. I was to the card play in warren Grove this evening.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Location Hampshire, couple cyclists on trail and a clean cut off on the edge of the cloud cover.

This was taken around 5:00 looking west over the North River with the setting sun illuminating the cloud bottoms. if you enlarge the photo, you can see a lot of black spots in the clouds, they are a column of crows winging there way to Victoria to roost.
I visited neighbors this morning, then to the wood lot for a couple of hours. I went cycling at 2:30 and back at dusk logging 43 km. Mostly sunny at a high of 10.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunny day on trail

This wild apple tree still lots of apples on it, this section of the trail is located in Darlington.

This combine was working in a field of soybean, it appears to be half done, the field is in North Wiltshire. Sunny at 9 and windy today. I cycled Milton to Darlington and back, about 25 km.
I could have cycled more but wanted to get home to watch the World Cup Curling.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


We woke up to our first snow fall this morning, temp was -1.

The government snow plow/salt truck was out salting our street.
I was to Winsloe for a church supper this evening.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wood lot

I spend the afternoon at the wood lot, this is what it looks like at the start.

I am cutting of the limbs up to about 2 meters. and any volunteer trees that are too close to others.

Looking at the clouds over Charlottetown from across the North River.
We had rain in the morning, sun in the afternoon and some snow this evening.