Tuesday, April 30, 2013


 I was to the wood lot for the afternoon taking of lower branches and making a trail.

Mostly overcast all day with clearing in the evening, the temperature got up to 15.
I was at cards at Warren Grove.

Monday, April 29, 2013

 We had frost overnight bur was all gone by 8:00 AM. The high for the day was 10.

This log was almost too much for the loader but with a little help from the chain saw he did get it loaded.

I was cycling with the Sherwood road group this evening, there were 12 cyclists although there is only eight in the photo. We cycled to Milton and back, about 18 km return trip.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Confederation Trail at Hunter River

A sunny afternoon at 10 with a cool north wind. I cycled from Hampshire to near Fredericton and back on the trail. These photos at the Heritage Park in Hunter River .

The park as a very nice Gazebo, it is equipped with electrical power.
Lots of people walking on the trail today.
I logged about 33 km for the ride.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The trail

This is the rest area at the bridge in Milton, I cycled from the Mall to here today, then back to the Lower Malpeque road.

This display panel tells about the red fox, lots of them around this year.
Not wearing shorts today, temperature was about 4 with a wind out of the north.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Green fields

 I was cycling on the trail today . These fields are starting to show some green, they are located at Loyalist road.

Some of the grass on the edge of the trail is greening as well.
I cycled to the mall, the to Hampshire on the trail , then back to the Lower Malpeque road and on home. It was 15 and overcast with a south wind, so it was first day for cycling in shorts.
Raining this evening.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Walk in woods

 It was a wet day, I spend the afternoon in the shop. After supper I went for a 30 minute walk in the local woods. The buds are starting to open on this willow bush.

Just a normal flow in the creek today but then we didn't get much rain, maybe 10 mm at the most.
Temperature was around 10.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Trail cleanup by UPEI

 I cycled into Charlottetown and then took the trail west, there was a group of students picking garbage along the trail near the University.

 I cycled west to marker 165 in Hampshire and turned at the Colville road and then cycled back to the Lower Malpeque road and took the road home.

The trail is in very good condition, I was cycling for about 2 1/2 hours.
A sunny day at 10 with a moderate wind from the east.
I attended a town hall meeting tonight on rezoning, always a hot button issue.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday night cycling

I was in the woodlot for a couple of hours today, still a little snow around in places.

We started the Monday evening rides today, we had six cyclists show up, three of the guys agreed to have their photo taken at the turning point in York.

The setting sun is highlighting the tree tops and the crow and the moon is coming up as well.
A sunny day with light wind with a high of 6.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunny but cool day

I started cycling at noon to be home by 2:00 to watch the curling.
I cycled to the Joe Ghiz park where the trail starts. As seen by the flags, a stiff breeze was blowing.

 Two days ago there was still snow at the Royalty Junction but none today.
I cycled the trail to Milton and stopped at the first bridge.

 I noticed these fish in the brook, I am guessing they are smelts.

I cycled home by route 248 logging 35 km for the trip.
Even with the sun the temperature was only 5.
Team Howard won the curling.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


 I had a pancake breakfast at the Cornwall church this morning. After lunch I went to Milton and walked the trail looking for Geocachs. Can you stop the container in the first photo.

At the second site it was a the base of a tree as shown in bottom photo.

Light rain while I was on the trail with a temp of 13.  I was to Hampshire this evening.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Snow on trail

 After lunch I cycled to Grafton street and cycled on the trail, first snow was at Royalty Junction.
I cycled to the Loyalist road then back to the Lower Malpeque road.

 This is the water flowing under the bridge in Milton.

This is the bridge, the trail is dry in this area.
The temperature a high  of 20 by late afternoon but very windy, gusting to at least 50 km/h.
I was to Hunter River to cards this evening.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Business Park

A new building starting in the Business Park, the site work started yesterday.

My understanding that it will be a truck wash.  A nice day at 8 with light wind.
I cycled around town after lunch for a couple of hours logging 36 km.
I also did some yard work and drained the fuel out of the snow blower and the oil and put it inside for the summer.  Watching curling this evening.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tree stump

 I had to work on my saw this morning and put a kit in the carburetor.
I finished with the tree branches in the afternoon. It was a sunny day at 11 but windy, at times gusting to 75 km/h.
Although I was cutting the logs, I didn't fell the tree. A good size almost a meter across.

I attended the town council meeting this evening.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


 I was hiking in the Morell area this morning, the fishermen by the Morell river were like a little village with the number of campers and vehicles parked by the river.
This part of the river is ice free. We had a high of 12 but got windy in the afternoon.
I was working at tree beanches again today.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cannons at Victoria park.

 This is at the cannons at Victoria Park, a sunny day at 5 with also no wind.

 Some nice clouds in the sky.

I cycled to Charlottetown and took the trail to the Sherwood road, then Rte 2 to Winsloe and then back home. I was out for two hours. I was working at the tree branches for the rest of the afternoon.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Walk on the trail in Milton

A little snow over night, all gone by noon.

I drove to Milton and walked the trail towards the fire school, these snow drifts are near the fire school.

It was a mix of flurries and drizzle while I was walking, the water was hanging on the branches.
No wind with a temperature of 4. I was on the trail for about 75 minutes and walked 5 km.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Walk in the woods

 Just a normal amount of water flowing in the creek in the woods.

 No snow in this part of the woods but in places there is still a little snow.

This field near the business park is so soft and muddy you can't walk on it.
The forecast last noght was for 15 cm of snow but it never came. There was a couple of flurries but mostly drizzle and rain all day at 2, no wind to speak off.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Snow on trail

This snow drift was at Royalty junction, I left the trail here and went home by the road.

I used the old bike today and cycled into Charlottetown and started on the trail at Grafton street.
I cycled on the trail and about a km west of the Sherwood road came to this small amount of snow, I walked the bike though it but when I got to Royalty Junction there was too much snow, so I took the Royalty road to Winsloe and then on to home. It was sunny at 3 with a 20-30 km/h north wind.
I logged about 30 km on the bike.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Large ship

 I cycled into Charlottetown in the morning, still a few ice flues in the harbour.

This ship was getting ready to dock, some nice clouds around as well.

Seeing the line of dump trucks waiting at the wharf tells me that the ship must be loaded with crushed rock.
I cycled home by the way of Winsloe and was out for a couple of hours.
I spend a couple hours on the tree branches again in the afternoon.
Temperature was 4 but windy, gusts near 50km/h all afternoon.