Monday, February 29, 2016

Confederation trail

 Today I cycled to Belvedere Ave, to Winsloe. This photo is the Lower Malpeque road, no snow.

 This part of the trail crosses the Lower Malpeque road, It is already starting to dry out.
The temperature got up to +10 but a fairy strong SW wind.

Later I took a walk down to the bridge over the little creek. I was surprised how little water that was flowing in the creek

Sunday, February 28, 2016


Today I was to Montague visiting family. This evening watching the finals of the Scottie's curling.
Sun set was at Sam's intersection around 5:30 Temp to around zero.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cycling again

 I was to Goose River in the morning.

 After lunch I cycled to Victoria park, A stiff breeze blowing by the cannons.
I then cycled the Mount Edward road to Winsloe and then home.

Ball field is bare, temperature was around -3 when I was cycling.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Coffee shop

 Today I cycled to the Peter Pan Intersection, then to Winsloe this Coffee shop is located. It was built in the past year.
 The Confederation trail as seen from the Lower Malpeque road, No snowmobiles operating on it today.

The North River as seen from the bridge looking north, yesterday it was 75% ice. Today not a sign of ice.
It was +5 and sunny with a west wind gusting to 50 km/h when I started cycling, 5 minutes from home I was in a snow squall and the temperature down to 1.

Thursday, February 25, 2016


 This morning I walked down to the creek, field also bare and probably is now as the  temp was +10 allday.

 Not much water flowing in the creek, but we are having a lot more rain this evening.

The geese were in the air again heading west. I would guess that were coming from the open water at Ellen's creek.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


 This morning I cycled to Charlottetown, then to Winsloe, then to Cornwall and then home

At the time I was cycling, overcast with south wind at -2. Rain start around 2:00 PM

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Two ships

 I cycled into Victoria park and saw this coast guard ship leaving the harbour.

 The Irving tanker Acadian was dropping of a load fuel.

I then cycled to Winsloe, the road was clear and dry. I had cycled 35 km by the time I got home.
It was sunny at -6 with a light SW wind for a wind chill of -10.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Bonshaw trails

 Today I was hiking on the Bonshaw trails, I covered about 6 km of trail.

 The Bonshaw river as seen from the pedestrian bridge, no sign of ice in this section.

 A steep set of steps on one part of the trail, and a bit icy as well.

Most of the trail was packed snow so no need for snowshoes..
Sunny at -7 with some wind.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Rainy day

 Rain all day at +5, the snow cover is disappearing fast.

A light fog coming of the snow. I was watching curling til 4:00 then took a 2 km walk around the field

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Wood lot

 I milled a beam today, about 8 cm. Still a fair amount of snow on the ground. I cleaned up a few trees that had blown down

I was cycling for 90 minutes in the morning, To the mall, then Winsloe and them home using the roads all the way.  Mostly overcast with a temperature of +2 with a light wind.

Friday, February 19, 2016


 After lunch I cycled to Victoria park. The harbour mostly clear of ice, some ice still in the rivers.
I then cycled to Winsloe and then home using the roads all the way.

 Later I took a short walk in the woods near home and was able to get a couple photos of a squirrel
It was sunny at -4 with a very light north wind. Actually a very nice day for cycling because the shoulders of the roads was mostly dry. If it had been warmer there would be more melting of the snow and ice.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hiking & cycling

 13 in the group today.

 The 4 km marker was the turning point. Total distance today was 4.6 km.

 Very easy going, a couple left off the snowshoes as it was packed snow.

Later in the day I cycled to the one time famous "Peter Pan corner" and then to Cornwall, I was for a hour.
Temperature was around zero most of the day and very light wind.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Walk of Silence

 Today I took part in the "walk of Silence" as in the violence against women.
Overcast with a bit of light rain, temp +8
We walked from the monument to Fitzroy st To Queen and to City hall.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

soft snow

 I was out on the snowshoes for 80 minutes,temp was around +7 so the snow was soft. Someone walked from the business park to the York Point road following snowmobile tracks.

The sun was out when I started but the clouds were moving in before I got home.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Signs of spring Geese

 I was out on the snowshoes for a hour, I was as far as the business park woods. The first photo is seeing the track from yesterday.

 This is what it looks after two passes, going and coming back.

 Looking across the York Point road at some new housing.

This flock of geese flew over about 4:30, not sure if that is a sign of spring.
They picked a poor day to return as it was -20 this morning and still -10 this evening.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Winter River Trail

 I snow shoed the Winter River trail today, I was about two hours.

 I met a cyclist on the trail, also though I didn't see him but there was a shier as well plus several snowshoeing.

No one in the cabin today.
 A view of Tracadie bay from the trail.

The red loop of trail at the top is the hardest section.
It was -13 with a bit of a breeze.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


 Today I snowshoed around the water tank again. I was for 90 minutes and the gps shows 4.6 km.

 The rabbits are still around in the woods near the ballfield.

Not too far away, lots of coyote tracks, I am thinking that there may be a den close by.
Over cast at -9 and a light nw wind.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Snow in the wood lot

 I was to the wood lot today, a fair amount of snow on the trees and on the ground.

I had the saw with me but didn't use it, just snowshoed the lot, a few more trees have blown down.
Rain foecast for tuesday so that should settle the snow.
Mostly sunny at -12 and windy. Forecast low for tonight is -20.