After the buffeting gales we had during October and November, and the recent snow, I thought it would be nice to remember that we do generally get calm and settled weather. This is the view from Hillhead across to Cowes with the Red Funnel ferry making it's way across an almost flat Solent.
Further east, off Wooten Creek this gas tanker was throwing up a bow wave, but other than that things were still pretty calm.
So calm that these Canada Geese were happy floating around off the shingle at Stokes Bay, in the background Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
The beast from the east returns
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