Thursday, March 31, 2016

Windy a the park

 Today I cycled to Victoria park, The cycled the trail to the bypass Hwy. then to Winsloe and on home.

Late in the afternoon I walked to the creek to see how much water flowing. Really no much for this time of year.Dry when I was cycling but showers all afternoon at +7. The wind out of the west had to be exceeding 40 km/h.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ski park

 This morning I was hiking around the ski park in Brookvale. A small group this morning.

 From the top of the hill looking at the ski lodge.

 Take a rest on on the ski lift.

 The slope was icy so the safe way was to just sit down and away you go.

We came back by the MacKenna road, A nice morning, sun a light wind and by the time we were finished the temperature was zero.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Windy day

At times this afternoon the wind gusts were 90+ km/h. I was in the shop for a couple hours and the winds was a howling. This morning it was +4 with rain but by noon it changes to snow with the temperature down to -2

Monday, March 28, 2016


 Today I cycled to UPEI, then took the roads to Winsloe which is were this Tim's and Irving station is located.

Still some and water on the lower ball diamond in York Point.
Overcast all day with a south wind, temperature now at +6.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Smooth water

 Today I cycled to Victoria park, it is rare to see the harbour this smooth, the wind is less than 10 km/h.

I then cycled the roads to Winsloe and onto home, The horses are at a neighbors farm in Cornwall.
I was out for a couple hours and it was sunny with the temperature at zero, later in the day it was up to +5.

Saturday, March 26, 2016


 I was to the woodlot after lunch, some snow on the ground and a wee bit of ice on some trees.

This is what it looks like after I have being at it.
It was overcast at -2 with some wind but not in the woods.

Friday, March 25, 2016

G Friday

Some freezing rain in the morning and again this evening, rain for a while during late afternoon.
Temperature around zero most of the day.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Open water

 Today I cycled to Victoria park, just a scrim of ice in the harbour.

 The city clears the snow of the boardwalk, this one is located by the Armies .

I the cycled the Mount Edward road to the bypass Hwy, I stopped at Tim's located on the Mount Edward road. I the cycled to Winsloe and back home
Sunny but cool -5 with a NW wind that gave a wind chill of -10.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Snowshoeing at Strathgratney

 I was snowshoeing at Stratghratney this morning, I did the both main and the Goat trail.

 A little light snow in the air but no ice on the Bonshaw river.

Temperature was around -2 and just enough snow for the snowshoes. By the gps I logged 5.5 km.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Snowshoes today

 I was using the snowshoes today and was out for a hour. Temp was -4 and the wind was gusting to 70 km/h at times.

 The only tracks I saw were mine from yesterday.

 The sky was clear with only a few small clouds.  After lunch I watched womens curling til 3:00 and went out on the snowshoes.

The cedar waxwings were enjoying the crabapples in the tree.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Snow day

 After lunch I walk ed to the business park, light snow all day for a total of 10 cm. A little rain around supper time.

 One of the trail though the business park woods.

I was out for a hour, temperature was around -2. I then cleared the driveway just using the snow pusher. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cool day cycling

 Today I cycled to Belvedere Ave, then to Winsloe. We had a bit of snow on Friday but not enough for the snowmobiles. First photo is the trail at the Lower Malpeque road.

This is looking south on the Lower Malpeque road, it is safer for me to use the sidewalk for about 1.5 km
It was sunny but a cool -6 with a light NW wind.

Saturday, March 19, 2016


I was out for a 75 minute walk after lunch, by the gps I travelled 4 km.
Mostly overcast with a high of -3

Friday, March 18, 2016

More snow

 We got about 10 cm of snow today, mid afternoon I was out walking for a hour.
The wet snow was staying on the trees.

 A view of the York Point road, if you look close you can see a vehicle on the road.

A fresh fox track in the snow in the woods by the ball field . Temp around zero.
I had a old bike wheel in the shop, so borrowed the axle from it and put in my winter bike so ready to cycle again.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bicycle problems.

 Today I cycled to UPEI and cycled though the campus to the trail at Belvedere Ave.

 I then cycled to Winsloe and as I was coming into Winsloe the rear wheel on the bike came loose, I thought a bearing failed.  I hitched a ride home and then took the bike apart.

Bearings were fine, the problem was the axle shaft broke.
Mostly overcast with the temperature around zero.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


I was to Uigg to visit a friend this morning.  After lunch I had a hour long walk to the business park.
Light rain all day at +5

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sale on boats

 Today I cycled to Victoria park, a stiff breeze from the SE added to the work load.

 This boat dealer is located in Winsloe, at least he thinks spring is here.

I was using "Cypress" the summer bike for the first time this season.
Temperature was around +2

Monday, March 14, 2016

Open water

 Today I attended the funeral of a fellow firefighter, got about 4:00.
So went cycling for 90 minutes. First photo looking south from the bridge over the North River. The ice is almost gone.

Still snow on the trail in places, this is near the fire school in Miltonvale.
Sunny with the temperature around zero with a NE wind of 20 km/h

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Walk in woods

 I was to the Home Show in the morning for a couple hours. After lunch took a 45 minute walk to the business park. Not much snow left in the woods.

 Onle a bit snow around the edge of this field.

Very little water running in the creek, normally this time of year there would a lot more.
Tonight watching the final of the curling in Ottawa.
Temperature was +2 and partly sunny but the wind was gusting as high as 75 km/h at times.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Farmer's market

 Today I cycled into Victoria park, photo is looking up the Bonshaw river, no ice to be seen but there is still some ice up river.

I then cycled the trail to the bypass Hwy. Lots of vehicles at the Belvedere Farmer's market.
After leavening the trail I cycled to Winsloe and then home. In the afternoon I was to the Home Show and at the radio club table for a couple hours. +1 with a light west wind when I was cycling. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Repairing chain saw.

 I had to replace the chain brake band, the broken one is on the right.

The Radio club have a table at the Home Show, so I was at the club table for a while in the afternoon.
I went cycled at 4:00 for 90 minutes. It was overcast at -2 and about a 30-35 km/h north wind.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Working in the woods

 I was to the wood lot today, very little snow in this area.

A good day as the temperature was -2 with a light wind.