We cycled four times last week, with our latest outing on Saturday. It was a beautiful autumn day, with a breeze cool enough to be comfortable. We rode eastward in the centre of the island along the Confederation Trail, in an area we hadn’t explored previously. We enjoyed the countryside and everything it revealed.
The area is farm country and old barns were a common sight as we rode along.
Fields of crops such as potato almost ready for harvest or field corn,
are common sights on the island.
However, we also passed a huge field of carrots, some harvested,
some still in the earth. We had never seen such a field.
Old barns were a common sight but one newer barn held cows.
Outside that barn, a vine had taken over the usual vegetation, covering it completely.
Asters and goldenrod are growing along the sides of the trail but daisies were prominent along the edge of the trail and fields over a two kilometre stretch. They were a pleasant addition.
Near another old barn, four horses were feeding on hay. There wasn’t enough rain this year for grass to grow much.
One house near the trail is obviously the home of a fisherman. An old boat lies in repose out back
and nets are drying nearby.
People are preparing for the cold weather, getting wood ready while the temperatures continue in the comfortable range.
It is interesting to have a glimpse into the lives of farmers and fishers on the island as we ride the trail which connects all of us.