Friday 18 January 2013

Picture Post: The Chet in the snow

THE light was poor and the sky was grey. But there’s a rule that if there’s snow on the ground I have to walk down to Hardley Flood and see what’s going on. I’m not entirely sure why. It was bitingly cold of course and an easterly was whipping powdery snow off the trees and straight onto the camera lens. Parts of the Chet have frozen, but most was still liquid. It’s not quite the deep freeze of winter 2010 – at least not yet.

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Frozen in at Loddon Staithe

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Bleak on the path between Chet and Flood.

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High Tide ice. (See also cardboard ice.)

Friday 4 January 2013

Rockland St Mary: The New Inn closes

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SAD news for the New Year at Rockland where the New Inn has once more closed its doors. Mick and Paula Walker (pictured) took over in late 2011 and gave it a good go – no-one had a bad word to say about them. But by the looks of it the numbers didn’t add up, so once again Rockland finds itself without a pub in the bleak mid-winter. It’s happened a number of times before. What’s the solution this time? Answers on a comment page please.

* More articles on the New Inn here.

* Lots of comments on the Norfolk Broads Forum here

Rockland New Inn from website