Friday, August 31, 2012

Bridge repair

 This afternoon I cycled Milton to Hazel Grove, this bridge in Hunter River had a new deck put on it.

 This bridge is in Milton, it is getting a new deck planks as well, I see they are just putting them on top of the ones already there.

I was in Kensington in the morning doing a survey. A mix of weather, cloudy and showers in morning, sunny breaks in afternoon, windy all day, gusting to 50 km/h, temp around 20.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

 After lunch I was at Hunter River doing a trail survey. The Dr. Kent Ellis park still has good colour in the grass and trees.

 This photo is looking towards Route 2 which goes though the village..


Just a few puffy clouds in the sky looking east.
This morning I cycled into Charlottetown, started on the Confederation trail at Grafton St and cycled to the Bridge in Milton, then took the road home logging 35 km.  It was sunny at 22 with a strong wind, at times gusting to 55 km/h.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blueberries

 This morning I was cycling in the Cherry Hill area, the farmers were harvesting the blueberries, these totes are waiting for the truck to pick them up.

 I cycled from Morell to St Andrews and back to Morell, about 25 km. After lunch I conducted  a survey for 3 hours at Morell.  Overcast and windy with a high of 18.

There was a few sunny breaks during the evening, these clouds over the North River are catching the setting sun.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New housing

 When I was in Kensington on Sunday, I noticed this apartment complex close to the trail.

The forecast was for rain all day but it never really started til this evening, I visited family, done some erronds in Charlottetown and mid afternoon I cut the grass. No cycling so it was a rest day.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Low tide

 Around 1:30 I went cycling, this is the North River at low tide.

 A blue heron is checking the edge of the water for something to eat.

I cycling to Victoria park, then to the waterfront where this shovel was unloading crushed rock from a barge.
I then cycled the trail to Milton and the the road home logging 35 km.
Sunny at 29 and a moderate wind.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Windsurfer

I was cycling in the morning, I cycled from Kensington to Summerside. I turn at the waterfront in the west end. A windsurfer was putting on a show in the harbour.
 
 This crow was on the wires at the end of my driveway keeping a eye on things.


My neighbors chestnut tree has lots of chestnuts on it.  Sunny at 26 with a 30-35 km/h wind

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Eagle

 This afternoon I was doing a survey in Morell, afterwards I cycled from Morell to Five Houses and back to Morell. I saw this eagle as I was crossing the Marie river. When it started to fly I can see it had caught what I think may be a eel.

While I was doing the survey this squirrel came along and gave me a scolding.
It was a sunny day at 24 with a light wind.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Clouds

 A nice sunny morning, I cycled from North Wiltshire to Breadalbane and back, about 40 km.
These rolling hills and clouds are in Hazel Grove.

I spend the afternoon visiting family in Montague, and I took this photo of clouds in Cornwall while I was walking the 50 meters to the the site mail box.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

No cycling

I attended a Trial Officer meeting in morning and visited with neighbors this afternoon. No cycling today.
Sunny with a high of 27. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blue Angels

 This afternoon I was in Hunter River doing a survey when 6 of the Blue Angels flew over going to Charlottetown. They are here for a airshow in Summerside on the weekend. Note that there was not a cloud in the sky.

The Dr. Kent Ellis park in Hunter River is very nice.
In the morning I cycled York to Mount Stewart and back logging 43 km.
Sunny at 25.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kensington

 I was in Kensington this morning doing a survey, this photo is the back side of the fun park.

This evening I cycled from Milton to Hunter River and return, this photo of the clouds taken in Darlington.
A mostly sunny day with a few clouds with a high of 26

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunset

 This evening I cycled from the Farmer's market to Hampshire and back to the Sherwood Road, there was 12 in the group today. I took this photo of the sunset when I was on the Sherwood Road.
The next photo was 15 minutes later in Cornwall.
A lot more of the Gladiola are now in bloom, it is hard to keep them form blowing down.
Mostly cloudy with sunny breaks at 24.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hot air ballon & crows

 I was cycling around town this evening when I saw this balloon high over the North River. It was a good evening for ballooning as the wind was very light.

I was doing a survey in Hunter River this morning when these crows came for a short visit.
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Rain showers in morning, sunny breaks in afternoon with a high of 24.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Train ride

I was in Kensington this afternoon and train was busy giving rides.

In the evening I was at a cornboil at the shore, the corn was cooked over the camp fire.
Mostly sunny with clouds and a high of 27.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Rain & parade

 We got a much needed rain overnight, my gauge showed 38 mm.

The rain was over by parade time, over a hundred floats and lots of people out to watch it.

At least six old tractors, I am guessing that this Massey is about 60 years old.
I cut the grass this afternoon, temp was up to 28. I cycled into the parade and after the parade I cycled to Winsloe, then to home.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Straw bales

 Another grain field combined and the straw baled in Hampshire.

In the same area a farmer at work, looks like a bush rake on the front of the tractor and he is digging out roots.  Sun during mid day and rain this evening, high for the day 28.  Starting at 10:15 I cycled Milton to Hazel Grove and back.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beaver pond

 This afternoon I was cycling from Mount Stewart towards Cardigan, this beaver pond is in the 48 Road area, the water level is very low.

This is the overflow for the pond on the other side of the trail, there hasn't being any overflow for sometime.
Mostly sunny at 28 with scattered thunder storms in the area, luckily I was missed by them.    

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Old Home week

 I was cycling in around early this morning, The midway was still quiet when I took the photo.

The locals make a little cash by letting parking on there lawns, I can remember when it was only 1.00.
 
A different pattern of blooms on this Gladiolas.  Overcast in morning, sunny at 29 by mid afternoon. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday evening cycling

 There about 15 in the group this evening, we are having a rest in York. Most of the group cycled to Suffolk which made it 24 km return.

 On the way home I was at Maypoint when I got this shot of the setting sun on a cloud.

I was visiting my brother inlaw and he has the winter wood supply blocked and in neat rows drying, he said eight cord.  Mostly sunny with light wind and a high of 28.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Morning mist

When I started cycling around 9:00 there was a mist / fog in the air, by 10:00 it had lifted but no sun.

 I cycled to marker 150 in Hazel Grove. I then cycled back to Milton.

I turned at marker 172 in Milton so it was 22 km each way. It was cloudy until about 5:00 PM and then rained. We were visiting family in Hampshire and when we got home my rain gauge only showed 3 mm so we didn't get the shower that was in Hampshire. Temp was in mid twenties.