Ice Shelf

Following on from my previous post, it’s still cold with the outside temperature at minus 5.
It’s 8.40 am, and we have a thick fog completely obliterating the view across the marina.
However, whereas yesterday the sun came out turning it into a beautiful day, there seems to be little chance of that today, so it will be staying cold.
Hubby took the dog out at 7.15 and when he got back said the Avenue was clear and that the only frost was on the grass. Such a contrast in so short a time.

Rather than freeze ourselves silly just sitting around in a tin can on a pond of frozen water, we decided to go out for the day.
Nowhere in particular, just somewhere in a warm (lovely!) car where we could walk the dog a bit and get a spot of lunch.

oyster shell(google image)

Yesterday, I’d noticed the oyster shell type pattern on the grassy bank where the water level has been dropping but freezing in ripples as it did so.
On the way out today, I took these.

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the bank behind us

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the bank approaching the gantry

Not quite as pretty as in real life, but you can just make out the ripple effect.
The pictures below were taken exactly a year ago (see post here).

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Ice Shelf

  1. We are gearing up for our first major snowstorm of the season. I am grateful we have an uneventful December and most of January. The older I get the less I appreciate these snowstorms. Keep warm!

    • We have on board heating and always keep our fuel tank topped up (we calculated we use about 1/2 a litre of fuel an hour to run it which works out at about 50p) plus our little oil filed rads (currently still on the number 2 setting out of 6), extra blankets we haven’t taken out of our vacuum bags yet, woolly socks, hot water bottles and each other and the dog at night. I have just stocked up with tea bags and packet soups, and we topped up our water tank the day before yesterday, so have water for at least three weeks!

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