Monday, December 31, 2012

Walk in snow

Late afternoon I went for a walk with the snow shoes, the sun had come out, temp -6 with winds gusting to 50km/h.
I was the only one out, no other tracks other than animal tracks  
 At the crossing of the creek, the sun was highlighting the trees.

The sun was setting as I was getting home, I believe sunset is at 4:35 today.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Storm day

10-12 cm of snow at this time, it then changed to a rain / snow mix. I used my blower clear the driveway around noon.

My neighbor contracted this John Deere to clear his driveway.
I went out on the snowshoes for 75 minutes and was wet to the skin in places because of the wet snow/rain.
I was not talking to then but there was three others out by the tracks, two with snowshoes and one without them. As I post this temp is just below zero with light snow and winds gusting to 60 km/h.  The forecast is for the wind to gust to 90 km/h overnight.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Overcast day

 It was overcast and -4 when I went for a walk, The sun was trying to peek out at one time.\
I was just about home walking across the ball field these geese flew overhead towards the river.
I was out for 80 minutes and walked 5 km.  I was to Hampshire for auction cards this evening.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Snow

 We had a few cm of snow overnight but then changed to rain. I used the blower to clear the driveway.
Later in the morning it rained hard for a hour or so.

After lunch I went for a walk, about 75 minutes and 4 km. No other person foot prints in the snow, so I was the only one out. That is other than the coyote that crossed this bridge before me.
It was just mist at 4 when I was out.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Snow on trail

 About 1:00 I went cycling, overcast at -1 with wind out of the east.
I cycled to the mall, then took the trail to Milton. Trail had a light covering of snow.
First photo was taken near the Sherwood road.

This photo is in Milton, there were a few cyclists out before me. I cycled back to the Lower Malpeque road, then home by the highway, Because of the east wind it was a easy ride from Maypoint to home.
We are getting more snow as I post this, wind is forecast to be gusting to 70 km/h.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ducks

These ducks are in the river by the North river bridge. I spend the day in Montague visiting family and friends.  Mostly overcast at -1.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cycling on Christmas day

 I was cycling after lunch, seems strange to see the parking lot at the mall empty.

I then cycled the trail to Winsloe, there was two cyclists out ahead of me, I just saw the tracks but I did see to men walking their dogs. It was sunny at -5 with light wind. I logged 20 km for the trip.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas eve

 We had a light dusting of snow last night but cooler at -7
I visited the neighbors at the chicken coop in the morning.

After lunch I went for a walk in the woods near home, the sun was bright but the chill factor was -13 because of the 30-35 km/h wind. I was out for a hour and by the GPS I walked 4 km.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Green grass & sea gulls

It was -1 with light wind when I left home at 1:00 PM, I cycled to Victoria Park where the sea gulls are resting on the grass. After leaving the park I cycled across town to the Confederation trail and cycled on it to Winsloe.  
I got back home at 3:00 and this photo was taken a few minutes from home at the Super 8 motel.
The temp now is -4 and the wind 30-35 km/h out of the west with light snow in the air.  The flags are straight out. The last couple of km across the causeway was a bit of a work out as the wind was right in my face.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fog today

 I was coming home from town and stopped for the light at Holiday Island, so much fog I couldn't see across the river.
It was rain in morning, overcast with clearing late afternoon with a high of 10.
When I went to cards in Hampshire it was fog all the way but the fog was gone when coming home, raining instead.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Walk in woods

 I took a walk in the woods, the only tracks on the bridge before me were animal tracks, foxes I think.

After lunch I was to Charlottetown and saw this new apartment building going up on Gordon Drive.
I would like to know how many units it has.
Overcast all day right around zero with light wind.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cycling day

I was cycling this afternoon for a hour & 45 minutes. Still lots of geese and ducks at Ellen's creek.

I cycled to Victoria Park, the cannons are in the background. The trail was too muddy so I cycled Mount Edward road to the Sherwood road, then the Lower Malpeque road to Highfield then to home.
It was overcast at 4 with a few snow flurries but no accumulation.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Montague

I spend the day in Montague visiting friends and family and was treated to a lobster supper. Just got home a few minutes ago.  Overcast all day at 2 but none of the forecast snow.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Overcast rainy day

I was in Charlottetown for lunch at the Maple Grill and to Warren Grove for cards this evening.
Hi temp for the day was 2

Monday, December 17, 2012

Morning snow

 There was light snow overnight that stuck to the trees and wires.

I visited neighbors in morning and when for a walk in mid afternoon, I was out for 90 minutes.
The sun was trying peak out when I took this photo. Temp was 3 and no wind to speak off.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Afternoon walk

 After lunch I was out for a walk, saw these coyote tracks in the snow, I was out for 75 minutes and walked 4 km according to the GPS. It was sunny at -6, it was -10 overnight.

I was to Cornwall in morning, this pickup had a problem staying on the street.

We had about 5 cm of snow overnight but not enough to bother using the snowblower.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Light snow

 There was light snow all day, I am guessing 6-8 cm by now. It was -3 in morning, now -9.
After lunch I went for a walk though the woods and along the edge of the plowed field. We need some more snow for good walking.

Still some open water in the little creek.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Geese

 I was cycling in the afternoon, there is enough ice for the geese to stand on in Ellen's creek.

This house in the east end of Charlottetown has lots of decorations up. 
I cycled to Victoria park, then to the Joe Ghiz park, then took the trail to Winsloe. This photo of the trail
is just before getting to Winsloe.  Sunny breaks at 3 with a light wind.  I logged 33 km for the trip.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Walk on beach

 I was with the hiking group this morning, 22 in the group. We went to Robinson's Island and walked out on the sand bar for about 1 km. A strong wind blowing, maybe 35-40 km/h, it was making rough surf.
video
It was partly sunny at -4. I spend the afternoon at the wood lot.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New building

 A new building supply store is starting to see frame work going up. 

A section of the trail near the the Charlottetown mall, it was sunny at -2 with light west wind

Construction equipment getting ready to leave this site.
I cycled to Charlottetown (Allen street) and took the trail to the Fire school in Milton, then cycled back home logging 30 km.  I was to a firefighters social this evening.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day in woods

 The snow we had yesterday is gone, so I went to woods for the afternoon, I was making a new trail and planning on joining one of the other as to have a loop.

The temp was up to 12 overnight with rain. Overcast today at 4.
I was to Warren Grove for cards.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow

 It started to snow by 11:00, after lunch I went for a walk, I was for a hour.

I was the first one to cross the bridge since the snow started. The forecast is for +12 tonight so the snow will not last long. No cycling today but I did see bicycle tracks in the snow on the sidewalk near home.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Confederation trail

 I was cycling today, I cycled into Charlottetown and picked up the trail at Farmer's market.
This photo is at Royalty Junction, going left takes one to Milton and the right fork to Mount Stewart.

This one is at the Loyalist Road, the cloud cover is starting to break and we had mostly sun for the rest of the day, temp was 4 went I was cycling but the wind was 35 gusting to 50 km/h out of the west.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

decorations

I had breakfast with the Radio club members in morning, afterwards worked on putting up decorations. A few more to do. Mid afternoon was with the cycling group have a Christmas social.  Played cards in Hampshire in evening, and won 2.00 by having a third place finish. Showers all day at 5

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cycling day

 This pair of donkeys have a new addition. No sign of snow today.
I went cycling at noon, mostly sunny and the temp was around zero.
 
 Lots of geese and ducks at the inlet by Ellen's creek.  And the bit of ice is gone.

This part of the trail is in the Winsloe area. I cycled into Charlottetown and cycled the trail to Winsloe, then the road to home logging 34 km for the ride.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Little stream

 We had a trace of snow this morning, temp was around zero, later in the day it was -1.
After lunch I had a walk in the woods by the ball field, no one had crossed this bridge.

Farther down stream there is a second bridge if you can call two logs a bridge.

Not very much water flowing in the stream today. I was out for 40 minutes and walked about 2 km.