A Little Gem

The other day I decided to paint a simple watercolour for my granddaughter’s birthday card….I am NO artist but I can do some simple stuff. My grandkids love my work and that is all that matters!  I haven’t touched my paints for quite a while and I pulled out one of my watercolour pads and a beautiful watercolour painting fell out!  Not mine but one painted by a dear friend.  It was painted by Dave Durnford during our tour in Newfoundland a few years ago. Dave knew how much I love The Rock and he gave me that lovely work of art.  I must have put it in the watercolour pad to keep it safe and then promptly forgot about it.  Those who know me know that Newfoundland is my most favourite place in the whole world….really!  On a dreary winter morning I found this little gem…..Thanks Dave…..

First Winter Walk 2019

In the winter some of the cycling club members get together to walk along the waterfront trail in Belleville. It is a great time for a little exercise as well as a chance to get together with friends.  

Some of the gang

Karen and Heather

Ducks galore

Love walking with Al…

Oppps! Either Karen took a tumble or she is making a snow angel

2018 in a few photos

2018 is now over…..here are a few memories of the year!

Good friends in Prince Edward Island

This guy needs to get a cellphone

Fall in Eastern Townships

Looking for a bite

On the trail near Bloomfield

In Gananoque on the last cycling tour of 2018

Ice cream on a super hot September day

Two of my new friends in Charlottetown

Love this couple!

Nothing but the best facilities for the Cyclopaths

David talks to anyone!

Greenwich National Park…beautiful

David loves to ride his fat bike in the winter

AJ…our horse

Wonderful friends in Port Dover

Ireland….so beautiful!

I love this sign….found it in Ireland

Eastern Townships Cycling Tour

Check out the hat

In PEI

Betty and Sandy enjoy a treat

Like I said, David will talk to anyone!

Fun pub in Ireland

Cliffs of Moher

Our castle hotel in Donegal

This guy is great!

He’s a colourful guy

In PEI

Delicious Lobster in PEI

Guess who?

In Granby

Brie and David

Victoria by the Sea

in Gananoque

Irish pub

Giant’s Causeway

On the water at Signal Brewery

Ireland

Ireland

1000 Island Tour

First Fall Walk 2018

 

First Fall Walk 2018

Look good even from behind

Dessert extraordinaire at Cafe 5 in PEI

In Kinsale , Ireland

Irish coffee…..cheers!

Susanne plays and I pretend

A pre dinner get together in West Brome

Sometimes I feel vintage

Don’t ask

On the Port Dover tour

And we sure eat well on our Great Escapes

Carol at Lago in Port Dover

Saw this somewhere

Cheers

Oh a hot, hot day in Granby

Yummy….the dessert, not David

The old yellow bike at the farm

Jean

Need I say it once more…he talks to anyone

Eastern Townships Tour

PEI

He did it….in PEI

So refreshing

One of my favourite summer spots….the screened in porch

At Judy and Jim’s cottage on the 1000 Island Tour

Trying out a motorized bike

The gang in Georgetown PEI

In downtown Warkworth, Northumberland Hills

Friendship

Hmmmm…..those hats!

Trail riding

Working on maps

The Emerald Isle

Dave takes care of a flat

Great guys

Painted rocks along the waterfront trail

Ain’t that the truth
Happy New Year Everyone Here’s to 2019

Cycling on Le P’tit Train du Nord in 2010….the Tandem Experiment

Back in the summer of 2010 I had organized a cycling tour in Val David , Quebec.  David and I thought it would be a great time to try out a tandem bike so we rented one!  It was fun that day and when we got home we bought one for ourselves….needless to say, I ended up hating the tandem (that’s another story). Take a look at our ride on the trail…click on the link to see the video.MVI_8146

Looking Back Over the Years with the Cyclopaths

November is here and with it some gloomy weather and now with the end of Daylight Saving….the darkness comes earlier.  What better way to brighten up than to look back at some photos from the years past with the Cyclopaths…..I will post more memories over the month of November. 

Remember when?  

Ahhh Johnny! He was there right at the very start of the Cyclopath Cycling Club

After the ride comes food!

Port Stanley Gang

I love this photo…Gene and Kay in Italy

On an early spring ride in Ameliasburg

GT’s on the Beach

Brie and Neil

Barb and Luanne…..ice cream is the reward!

Carol and Will…miss that smile!

Oh I remember this day in Italy…..do you?

The chef at La Sapiniere made us a cake!

A great trio!

Bob and David

The wine says a lot

Pat and Doreen

This man needs a friend!

The Italy Gang

Sunscreen is a must

Years ago in Provence ….1998

Do you see what I see?

At Batawa Ski Hill

Slurping an oyster in Normandy

A gentleman who we all loved

What a happy group!

A bottle of rose with Bob

Dave….our hero!

Lovely couple

Apple pie and whipped cream in the morning? Why not!

Now that’s a beer!

In the vineyard

Happy Canada Day on Sailing Home

One of my favourite shots

Yes….sometimes it does rain on our parade!

Missing Lois

Canada Day in Germany

On Juneau Beach in Normandy June 6th

We remember….at the Canadian cemetery in Normandy France June 6th