Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
August 30, 2014. We stopped by at Island Traditions Store - with the big basket out front - near Richmond on highway 2. The baskets, I discovered, are actually made out of white ash, and consequently are much nicer than I had expected.
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Friday, August 29, 2014
August 28, 2014. People have alwways built inuksuit at North Cape but this year they proliferated in the hundreds for some reason ('inuksuit' is the plural of 'inukshuk') Beyond you can see the famous kilometer long cap of North Cape, covered with seagulls, cormorants, and seals.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
August 25, 2014. An Island farmer pilots his John Deere Harvester in a grain field just off Mill Road, one of the sights I was treated to on a quick 60km ride to O'Leary and back. Another sight was Hackeney Road, a PEI Heritage Road (ie, sandy and difficult to cycle), which took me to Mill Road. View Hackeney Road - http://ift.tt/1tFOF6g
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Monday, August 25, 2014
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
August 19, 2014. This is the ocean I'm camping by in PEI. I had a beautiful photo of the church in Miscouche I thought I took on the way back from the city, but alas, no card in the camera (this is the Sony RX100 II camera's biggest weakness, it doesn't properly warn me I have no card in the camera and just lets me shoot as though there were).
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Monday, August 18, 2014
August 17, 20114. Most days the Palmer Road Church stands by itself on a lonely corner in the North Cape, but during the annual fair it comes alive with hundreds of people, booths, music, food, and of course a dunk tank. Last year I missed it by one day cycling in the area; this year in chancy weather we drove to it.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
August 16, 2014. Cycled the trail from Alberton through O'Leary to where it meets up with highway 2 - a big C-shaped route - then back up 12 to the campsite. 76 km @ 21 kph, pretty good considering the state of the trail, which is slowly being ruined by ATVers. Some beautiful sights along the way including this marsh near the narrowest point on Prince Edward Island, where it's less than 3 km from side to side. Nice ride, felt great after it. Trying to channel my good energy to the Blue Jays.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
About 50 km south of our campsite is Rochmond Dairy, a nice bit of relief after two and a half hours of driving toward the campsite. What I like about it is that it's a throwback to the days when fast food chains didn't rule and the centre of town was an eatery on the outskirts.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
August 13, 2014. The Nor Wester chugs into Miminegash harbour to unload its catch. I cycled across the island to visit the port (55 km @ 20 kph (which includes a mistaken trip along MacKinnon Road, which as it turns out is more of an ATV trail, complete with mudholes)).
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014. Rode up to North Cape on a wrm clear and slightly breezy day n the Island. 57 km @ 22.7 kph. Also: have successfully connected my computer to my mobile internet, so I can do things like upload this photo. No that's not me standing on the point, it's some guy who wasn't going to leave the frame, so I went with it - it's a better picture with him in it anyways. Yes, that's my new bike with its first obligatory travel photo.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
August 8, 2014. An eleven hour drive home from Montreal, with a stop here along the St. Lawrence River. I'm going to be seeing tail lights in my dreams. In the meantime, the hills on the north shore, across the river, beckon. The call of unexplored territory haunts me. One day...
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
August 3, 2014. My mother is from the Miller family of Clarenceville, Quebec, and we had a reunion today at her home in Embrun, Ontario, with her systers, some of my brothers, their assorted children, and other descendents and relatives of Donald and Irene Miller. It was really aa very nice time, the kids got along great, and it was nice to see some people I haven't seen for a long time, and even some I've never
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