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Monday, 11 January 2010

WINTER FLATLANDS

Well I'll be! Another walk - just to the Oliver Cromwell in St Ives but in wonderfully crisp weather. It's been a while since the Great Ouse has been frozen over - but here it is! It's a big river so very impressive.

River Great Ouse 10th Jan 2010 Great Ouse

It's just the usual circuit for a quick Sunday afternoon stroll but the two pints of Adnams Broadside were delicious followed by a wonderful walk over the Hemingford meadow - which had flooded and then frozen so that we were crunching along on powder snow on two or three inches of solid ice as far as the eye could see. Quite magical in the dying winter light.

Frozen Hemingford Meadow 10th Jan 2010 Frozen Hemingford Meadow

 

14 comments:

  1. Lovely stuff. That frozen river is amazing! Piglet has sent off for small skates.

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  2. Is the first picture looking upstream from around the lock at Houghton Mill? It looks like it to me, but it's a while since I've been there....

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  3. I'm nailing my fen runners to my boots ready for the weekend!

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  4. PW: That poor wee Doggy! First booties and now ice skates! Ever thought that she might enjoy a beach holiday? (Flippers?)

    Trevor: Quite extraordinary spotting Sir! S.B.O. (Spot Bollock On)

    Lord E: "I'm nailing my fen runners to my boots ..." Don't these joggers have enough to contend with in these frosty conditions?

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  5. I caught Piglet looking through a Maldives brochure today. She was in some sort of secret communication with the cat. Could be they're making a plan.

    (The pile of burning doggy coats and boots in the garden, under the large bush in the corner, might well be a bit of a hint as well...)

    Word = resstr. Very appropriate for today (have hardly moved from the chair).

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  6. Alan, you're an unashamed Romantic! Your photo has a touch of Friedrich about it. To me anyway! Very nice pics.

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  7. PW: I think Andy deliberately posted twice - but his punctuation is crap: The first should have read:
    "Quite inpressive that, Al."

    The second should have read:
    "Quite impressive, that Al."

    I am sure that's what he intended...

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  8. Des: "unashamed Romantic" indeed! I have never had an ounce of shame in my life, but Romance - piles of it! As for Friedrich - I admit to having had to 'Google' him. An odd cove...

    The only Freddy I knew was that dashing young cricketer chap.

    I noticed on telly last night that Turner was colour-blind and had cateracts. Explains a lot, that does. Maybe old Friedrich suffered for his art too?

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  9. PW: "Word = resstr. Very appropriate for today (have hardly moved from the chair)."

    After seeing poor Wilson pegged down in your tent, rolled in prosciutto, visions of you 'restrained' take on a whole new life...

    Skull Cinema Overload.

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  10. The first should have read:
    "Quite inpressive that, Al."

    The second should have read:
    "Quite impressive, that Al."


    LOL...

    Word = altutt. Very loudly.

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