Confederation Trail – Uigg – Signs of Man

Kilometer 18

Kilometer 18

The Confederation Trail has markings every kilometre, the occasional bench or picnic table, and purple (!) gates where it crosses major roads (to keep out motorized vehicles.)

Kilometer 19

Kilometer 19

 

Confederation Trail, Uigg

 

There are signs of agricultural life everywhere.

 

Farmland and a conifer tree line.

Farmland and a conifer tree line.

It used to be common for farmers and others to dump derelict vehicles at the back of their properties. This faded red truck has never been retrieved, though there was an extensive program to recycle vehicles during the last quarter of the last century (gee it seems weird saying that!)

Red Truck.

Red Truck.

You don’t want to know what other common practice was evident in the pile on the left of this picture…at Kilometre 17.

Confederation Trail, Uigg

These apples are not a sign of agricultural life, so much as a sign of how many apples the train crews must have eaten, throwing the cores out the windows. There are wild apple trees everywhere along all parts of the Confederation Trail.

Wild apple trees abound beside the trail.

Wild apple trees abound beside the trail.

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Confederation Trail – Hazelbrook Junk

VW Heaven

VW Heaven

My photo club had an outing to a junkyard last Saturday but it had snowed and I hadn’t installed my snow tires yet, so I didn’t go. On a walk two days ago along the new Hazelbrook section of the Confederation Trail, I made up for it!

VW Heaven and friend

VW Heaven and friend

The trail runs very close to the Trans Canada Highway. On PEI very little of that highway has limited access, so there are farms and houses and businesses between the highway and the trail. From the road, you would never know what lies behind. The dirty little secret is out…

 

Another wrecked car.

Another wrecked car.

Driven off the TCH and never recovered?

Driven off the TCH and never recovered?

In a sea of grey, the blue chair stood out.

Not all the garbage has been picked up!

Not all the garbage has been picked up!