Water, Slush, Ice

For some reason I thought that it would be better to take the bus to the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market this morning than to drive — what with the ice all over the roads and the driving rain. I’m not sure why this seemed like a good idea, especially given that taking the bus means walking along Belvedere Avenue to the Market with a sketchy sidewalk:

Water, Slush and Ice

Amazingly enough we didn’t get completely drenched, as most drivers were watchful enough to slow down and avoid the puddles. There were some clods that came awfully close to dousing us, though; frightening to realize that some people really aren’t paying any attention at all to their driving environment.

By 12:00 noon the sun was out and the day was very pleasant.

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Arthur on February 2, 2008 - 19:29

I walked there just yesterday (I was heading for the bus terminal for my ride back to NS). This reminds me that I almost ran into Mrs. Dunsford in Queen street but (frankly) I was too timid to take a picture.

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Peter Rukavina on February 2, 2008 - 19:31

One of the odd, and unfortunate, aspects of Charlottetown’s transit system is that there’s no easy way to get from downtown to the inter-city bus terminal at Mount Edward Road and Belvedere. There *is* a bus that goes that route, but it skips the part of the day when the afternoon bus is leaving.

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Arthur on February 2, 2008 - 19:41

There *is* a bus that goes that route, but it skips the part of the day when the afternoon bus is leaving.

That I didn’t know but generally, I don’t mind using human’s primary means of transportation. Friday, the sidewalks were pretty much doable. In contrast, Thursday morning most sidewalks reminded me of skating rinks.

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oliver on February 2, 2008 - 22:45

Better in the bus than to be outside being doused by one. I have vivid memories of that peril from bicycle commuting in Toronto during the winter.

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