While we're in the grip of Arctic conditions with warnings of more snow and ice to come, lets not forget what it's like when the sun breaks through on a clear crisp winter's day. The sort of day when you need to grab your coat, get out and make the most of it, blow away the cobwebs, a day which lifts the spirits.
Even late morning the sun is low in the sky casting a warm light over the low tide mud.
Down in the marina a couple of gaffers which looked to have come in for the winter. The black one is a Colin Archer type, double ended, broad of beam, a serious, go anywhere cruising boat.
Oh well, back to shovelling snow, got to get the drive clear or we can't get the car out.
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