Sunday, September 30, 2012

Island east Cycling day 3

 The ladies at Murray Harbour had a great spread of muffins for us before we start the ride.
Considering the day of light rain & drizzle we had a decent turnout, about 40 cyclists.

 The fishing boats in the Murray Harbour taken from the bridge.

We were enjoying Jan's beef stew at Wood Islands after the ride. I was only damp when I got to Wood Islands and the weather looked to be holding at a drizzle, so I cycled back to Murray  Harbour but I got hit with a major shower in Hopefield to Murray River. Lucky that I took at change of clothes with me and it was warm at 18.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Island East Event day 2

We started in Mount Stewart and we had light rain and drizzle all the way to Georgetown.
Even with the rain we had 70 cyclists taking part in the ride.

These two photos are of the boardwalk at the end of the trail in Georgetown, the boardwalk and the pavement was wet.

But the gravel trail was damp but not muddy so the ride was not too bad, temp was around 14 and a light wind.  By the time we were leaving Georgetown it was raining steadily and at 8:00 PM still raining.
The forecast for tomorrow no better, showers in morning and rain in the afternoon.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Island East Cycling day 1

 This is the Brackley Commons building, Our cycling event started here.

We had sixty cyclists register for this evenings ride to Mount Stewart, about 28 km.
I drove to Mount Stewart and cycled to Brackley before the event so my vehicle would be in Mount Stewart. So I had 56 km for the day. It was a nice evening for the ride, sunny with light wind, although the temp went down with the sun.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Clear sky

 5 mm of rain in morning, sky cleared by noon, by evening still very few clouds.

The grapes are starting to ripen.
Did some errands in morning, cleaned some windows in afternoon. No cycling today.  High was 15. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


 This morning I cycled from North Wiltshire to Emerald, At Emerald the branch line to Bordon goes off to the left.
It is about 18 km from Hunter River to Emerald.

The fall colours are starting to show, this photo was taken west of North Wiltshire in Greenville.
It was sunny in the morning, clouded up during the afternoon with showers this evening, we had a high of 20.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Antenna tower work

 I spend the morning helping a ham with repairs to his antennas, I was up this 48 foot tower three times and was on it for three hours.
 I was around the 40 foot mark when I took these photos. 

Nice view of the park across the street, it was a nice morning, started out at 12 but was up to 20 by the afternoon. there was a breeze in the 20-30 hm/h range.
Later in the afternoon I cycled Brackley to Tracadie and back, about 36 km.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Evening sun

I was cycling this evening, I took this photo about 6:25, the cloud cover was solid.

This was at 7:15, I believe the official time for sunset today was around 7:07.
In the morning I visited with some senior neighbors. I then helped a neighbor with the clutch in his tractor, it is a 25 HP Satoh, not a common make in this province.  After lunch I cut the grass, it has been growing some since the rain. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fire Department

 Today the the Fire Department along with a few of the retires took part in the Cenotaph parade in Cornwall.

There were about 30 members for the parade.

I went cycling around the Victoria park at 4:30 and was coming home at 6:00 went I saw these seagulls in a field, the old saying was that when the seagulls were inland, there is a storm brewing.
Mostly sunny with a high of 23.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Walnut tree

 When I was in O"Leary I saw this tree and was told it is a walnut tree. The first I saw on PEI.

The fruit is still green but a fair number on the tree.
Rain off and on all day at a warm 20. No cycling today.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Milton station

 I cycled from Milton to Hazel Grove and back this afternoon, it started to rain shortly after I home home.

 This photo is where the extra siding tracks would have been, no sign of them now.

This dozer was working in a shale pit in Hazel Grove, I believe it was using a ripper to break up the shale.
Rain in morning, overcast in afternoon, warm at 20.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Potato museum

 Today with a group of retired firefighters we visited the Potato museum in O'Leary.

 This is a single row elevator digger with a bagger, a major step up from the beater shown below.
I remember having one of these on the farm but no box around the gears.
Mostly sunny in the west at 14

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bog in Bedford

 a few days ago I was cycling the trail in Bedford where this bog is located

I was in Georgetown again today, I was attending the funeral of my wife's niece, funeral was in Montague, cemetery in Georgetown.  So no cycling today.
Overcast til around 5:00 pm then rain with a temp of 20.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


This is the Georgetown Playhouse. today I cycled from Mount Stewart to Georgetown on the trail, about 40 km. A mostly sunny day at 20.
My fellow cyclist was checking a apple tree near Cardigan.  The apples were still a little green for my liking.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Three wheel bicycle

On our Monday evening ride, we had one rider that had a tag along for his granddaughter.
There was 12 cyclists in the group this evening.  I had to replace a broken spoke on the rear wheel before going on the ride.
Mostly sunny with a high of 20 but it was down to 14 when I got home from cycling.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


 This the green for hole nine, nice clouds this afternoon.

 The green at hole four.

Looking down the fair way for hole five.
The fire department was having fun social with golf at the Strathgartney 9 hole course.
The high was 16 with a strong breeze.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


This field of carrots that they have started harvesting is located in Loyalist.

I would like to see this harvestor in action. I was in Morell this morning doing a survey.
Late afternoon I cycled from Milton to Hunter and back.  A cloudy day with a few sunny breaks with a high of 19.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Cow's Creamery

 I was cycling around town this morning and got these photos on the way home.

The creamery is located with the discount shops by the North River, on the Charlottetown side.

This looks to be a good dairy cow. I spend the afternoon cleaning windows.
A sunny day with a high of 22

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Canada Geese

 This morning I cycled from Winsloe to Tracadie Cross and back logging 41 km.
This pond with the Canada geese and the sea gulls plus a few cows is located in York

 It was a nice morning for a ride, sunny at 18 but a little windy. By mid afternoon temp was 24.

This bed of Sedum is at the United church in Winsloe.
I donated plasma this afternoon, did not go well. Some thing went wrong with the needle and they were unable to return my blood. They tried the other arm but missed the vein so I am now deferred for roughly 2 months.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

No photos

I was to Morell for a survey and after lunch I cut the grass. This evening I attended a retired firefighters meeting.
Sunny at 20 with light wind, I would have liked to be cycling, maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Horses in the meadow

 In the afternoon I cycled from Hampshire to Breadalbane and back logging 50 km.
These horses are in Darlington.

This field of soybean is in North Wiltshire. A sunny day at 18 but windy, at times gusting to 50km/h.

Monday, September 10, 2012

More rain

 My gauge was showing about 85  mm for the last 20 hours, but Charlottetown was reporting 125 mm for the same time period.

With all the rain the grass and the foliage on the trees is still green.  I visited some neighbors and family today.
Temp around 17.