The countdown is on. One week to go 'til the big event.
Friday, February 27, 2009
This is the Gibson guitar tour bus on Bloor Street in front of Long and McQuaid's a couple of years ago. Inside was Randy Bachman who was signing autographs. I didn't want to wait in line just to get an autographed photo, so I just hopped back on my velo and continued on with my ride.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Olga's beach bar in Costa Rica - great bar, good food and really cold beer - perfect!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The lights on the shore line of North Bay from Deep Water Point on Lake Nipissing's south shore.
After fishing, inside eating and carrying on.
We went ice fishing off the south shore of Lake Nipissing yesterday afternoon. It was a great day on the lake - good weather, good company and great food. Too bad about the fishing, which, if successful is just icing on the cake anyway. We had 7 of us fishing with 14 lines down, and we only caught a mud puppy, a small perch and a pike. We're pretty sure the pike in the area were keeping the bait fish spooked and the pickerel away.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
This is the stop sign as you leave Playa Guiones, the beach in Nosara, Costa Rica.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Just to the left of our place is this point of land of red pines on one side of Milne Bay. Nestled in the pines is an original log cottage from the early 1920's.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Over the past day or 2 we had a February thaw - a nice relief to all the cold we've been having. The thaw included a bit of rain, freezing rain and high winds. The snow on the lake ice melted a bit forming a lake of water on the ice. That has now frozen over again, and there are skating rinks aplenty.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This section of a white spruce tree was taken from a felled tree from Doon Pioneer Village in Kitchener, ON. This was a massive tree that was "destroyed" due to the building of a new subdivision at Frog Hollow, and it was believed it may have been infested with ants or termites; although, there are no signs of insect infestation on this slab. The slab is mounted on the outside of our wood shed that is sided with Northern Ontario white spruce.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
We had a bit of a melt yesterday as the temperature climbed to +5C. We also had a lot of fog and some freezing drizzle. It sure beats the -35 and -40 temps we had a little while ago.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
OK, now I'm spending more time in my workshop, but I'm not making anything (it's a bit cool in there when it's -20C outside, about 10C). For the past few weeks I've been riding my bike almost everyday for about 1/2 hour, half of that pretty strenuously. I'm in week 3 now, and I've covered quite a few kms and "never left the farm." I'm hoping to see some results, someday. If not, at least my butt will be used to my saddle by the time riding weather arrives (actually my saddle is great and doesn't cause me any grief, even on 100km days).