Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tracks

 I was out for a 4 km walk in the afternoon. We had a dusting of snow early this morning.
First photo are some people tracks, there was a couple people out before me.

 Some coyote tracks here.

not enough snow to cover the stubble in this grain field. -14 while I was out but I think the wind was a little lighter.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunset

Late in the afternoon I went for a walk though the woods to the business park. On the way back I took the photo of the sun. I think the camera was too cold. Temperature was around -12 and I had being walking for 40 minutes. The wind was around 30 km/h so when I was in the open the chill factor would be around -20 -22.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Blue sky with clouds

 I was to Hampshire looking at brothers snowblower. I then went for a walk on the trail, I walked from the Colville road to North Wiltshire. A mostly sunny day at a cool -1.  The wind was gusting to 40 km/h.

I turned at this point near marker 162, so I walked a little over 5 km.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Walk in woods

 Late afternoon I went for a walk in the ballfield woods, not sure what was tearing at this stump but it really tore it apart.

 It was raining most of the day at +5, no sign of snow in the woods.

I used the new foot bridge to cross the stream.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cycling

 After lunch I was cycling, this photo is the clock at UPEI.

I then cycled the trail to marker 173 in Milton. I was out for a couple of hours.
In the morning I was to the wood lot for a couple of hours and to Hampshire for cards this evening.
A sunny day at 3 but very windy, gusting 50+ km/h at times.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Year old bike

This morning I Cycled to the Farmers market, then cycled the trail to the fire school in Milton.
The photo was taken in Winsloe. This bike I got in September 2013 and today it rolled over 6,00 km.
Partly sunny at +5 when I was cycling.

Green Christmas

Definitively a green Christmas here, a high of 14, thanks to a strong south wind and over 30 mm of rain.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.  rain most of the day with a high of 4.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Robins

 This afternoon I cycled around Victoria park, the flag at the cannons is showing a light breeze.

I then cycled to Winsloe, this Robins location just opened recently.
I was to a funeral at Kelly's Cross in the morning.
There was some sun around noon but then it clouded over, temperature was at zero when I was cycling.

Monday, December 22, 2014

New woods trail

 I was out in the woods by the business park trying to make a new trail, I was using buck saw as I was over a km from home. Too far to be carrying a chain saw.

So I cut though one down tree today.
 I visited neighbors in the morning and was to the mall after lunch. It was about 3:30 when I went for the walk. Overcast at -1 with very little wind.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter trail

 I was cycling this morning, the trail by the Charlottetown mall was bare.

 At Milton west of the fire school it is partly snow covered.

I turned at this rest area in Milton. I was out cycling for a couple hours, it was overcast at -2 but no wind to speak off.
 I was to Montague for the afternoon and evening.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Light snow

 I went for a walk around 3:30, light snow in the air, temperature near zero.

The snow was sticking to the trees in this part of the woods.
After lunch I was to the mall to get a few items, lots of people around, it took longing to get checked out than to do the shopping.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Missing sun

 I went for a walk around 4:00 and the sun was trying to break though, but never did.

This photo was taken on the other side of the woods looking towards the Business park.
Rain in the morning, showers in the afternoon at +3 with a light wind.
I donated plasma over the lunch hour, then made a cat bench before going for a walk.
All the family here for supper this evening.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Confederation Trail

 I was cycling again today, I cycled the trail from Belvedere Ave to the Fire School in Milton.
First photo is the site of the new government garage, very muddy after the rain.

 No leaves left on the trees, you could say the trees are ready for winter.

The trail goes right by the fire school. Same weather today as yesterday, overcast at zero with light wind.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday display

 I was out cycling for a couple of hours, this house is located in the Maypoint area.

Lots of geese and some ducks in Ellen creek. I cycled to Victoria park the out the Mount Edward road and onto Winsloe, then home.  Overcast at zero with a light wind.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday

Yesterday I attended a family gathering in Hampshire for a Christmas turkey dinner.
Today I spend most of the day helping my brother inlaw replace his water pump which had got damaged during the heavy rain last Friday.
Overcast with a couple light snow showers with a temperature around zero but with a north wind at 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cycling around the city

 I started cycling at 3:00 and cycled to Victoria Park, by the number of vehicles parked there was a good number of people enjoying the boardwalk.

I then cycled to the trail and cycled on it to Winsloe.
I took this photo as I was leaving Winsloe at 4:28 just as the sun was setting. It was getting dark when I got home at 5:00 PM.
The temperature at 3:00 was 5 and almost no wind.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Walk

 Late afternoon I went for a walk, I took a few minutes and moved the bridge back into position.
It was still raining at times.

I walked to the business park, the 3 rows of trees mark the edge of the park.
I was out for 45 minutes, the temperature was up to 10 today.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

After the rain

 At noon I went for a walk, the woods trail near the ball field was very wet.

 One end of the old bridge moved about 20 cm, I expect the water was over the top of it.

I thought the new bridge was higher, but it was moved more the the other bridge so the water was up on it as well.  Sunny at 10 this afternoon.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rainy day

Rain all day, close to 60-70 mm by now Temperature around 6. Roads closed west of Summerside do to flooding.  Home all day.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Montague day 2

I spend most of the day in Montague attending a funeral. I was out for a 30 minute walk just at dusk.
It was overcast all day with the high temperature at 1

Monday, December 8, 2014

Montague

Visited neighbors in the morning, was to Montague in afternoon for the wake of a niece, she was only 61.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tracks in snow

 About 2 cm of snow overnight. 

 After lunch I was for a walk, only the coyote was ahead of me on the bridge.
-4 when I was out with a wind chill of -12.

Another spruce tree that has blown down. I watched ladies curling for the rest of the afternoon.
The men's final in the curling comes on at 8:00 so I plan to watch it as well.
The temperature is -8 as I make this post.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cycling day

 These ducks were on the ice at Ellen's creek. I started cycling around 10:30. Overcast at +2

 Victoria Row was getting ready for a Christmas craft sale in the afternoon.

 The trail was in excellent condition to cycle on, this nice stand of White Birch trees are near Longworth Ave.

I run into a light snow shower as I was approaching Winsloe. It was fine on the trail but there was enough snow to make the pavement wet. I was to the Radio club breakfast and then to the Firemens Christmas this evening.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Old tree

 A big old spruce tree near the business park. Late after noon I went for a 75 minute walk to the business park and back.

 Some poplar trees highlighted by the sun with the old spruce in the background.

The setting sun behind the water tower.  This morning I rotated the tires on the car, then watch curling til 3:00 and the went for a walk. Watched curling again this evening. Sunny with light wind with a high of -7.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wood lot day

 I spend the afternoon at the wood lot, this is what it looks like after I have gone though.

And this what it looks like before I get to it.  Temperature was around 1 and windy.
But the wind was not a problem for the type of work I was doing.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Breadalbane trail

 I hiked the Breadalbane trail this morning, we walking the full loop, 6.5 km.

 We had a total of 10 in the group today.

 Part of the hiking trail uses the Confederation for a couple hundred meters. If there was snow the snowmobiles would be using the Confederation trail.

This is a branch of the Dunk river as seen from route 231. The hiking goes along the river on one side and comes back of the other side. The temperature was 2 while we were hiking but later in the day it was up to 10.  And the rain started just as we were finishing the hike.