Sunday 5 February 2012

Cold Snap

While reports of travel chaos, snow and ice grip the country our bit of the south coast has been remarkably unaffected. That's not to say it hasn't been cold, as local icebreaker Chris Partridge reports from Chichester.

The Lymington river too had a sheet of ice which had formed presumably in part due to the still conditions as well as the -7 degree centigrade overnight temperatures.

The saltings at Keyhaven had a think layer of ice, which forms on the exposed mud as the tide fell.

Wading birds were out in force concentrated in the margin of exposed mud between the ice and the water.

Local fishing boats were secure on their mooring.

Not far away in local pub "The Gun" a roaring fire was blazing, a welcome haven for such a day.

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