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    Default Bit Nippy in Shotley

    Must have been cold last night, 08:00 this morning there was a thin layer of ice on the marina. Mostly gone now. Don't recall seeing that before.
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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    -6 in Hadleigh at 08.30
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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    -6.4 in Pin Mill Road around the same time. Brrrrrr.

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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    Were you there in Jan 2010 . . .




    Apparently there's an effect that the spring that partially feed Shotley
    feeds with fresh water that freezes more easily.
    If it then thaws it then leaves that fresh water for the next night's freeze.
    This is especially true during the still waters of the lock-maintenance week.

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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    I don't think we'll be seeing the sea freezing around here in the near future. The last time I can remember significant ice was when I took this in Maldon. It is in my '97 folder, whether this is correct or not I'm not sure. In fact, I think we also had ice in the river in the early 2000s.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by dennyjc View Post
    Were you there in Jan 2010 . . .
    I was, i can see my old boat on J pontoon in your first pic. I remember that snow, we arrived one weekend and had to dig the patio doors open, was a mobo in those days.

    Apparently there's an effect that the spring that partially feed Shotley
    feeds with fresh water that freezes more easily.
    If it then thaws it then leaves that fresh water for the next night's freeze.
    This is especially true during the still waters of the lock-maintenance week.
    Funny you should say that, was talking to Miriam this afternoon and she said that, makes sense. Of course, the lock is closed this week too.
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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by dennyjc View Post

    Apparently there's an effect that the spring that partially feed Shotley
    feeds with fresh water that freezes more easily.
    If it then thaws it then leaves that fresh water for the next night's freeze.
    So enough fresh water to promote freezing in winter, but not enough to kill off the salt-water weed and beasties on our hulls.

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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    So enough fresh water to promote freezing in winter, but not enough to kill off the salt-water weed and beasties on our hulls.
    Having just moved to Shotley I was told that there's hardly any fouling there... have I been misled ?
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by dolabriform View Post
    Having just moved to Shotley I was told that there's hardly any fouling there... have I been misled ?
    Maybe everyone else was fine because it was all congregating on my boat!

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    Default Re: Bit Nippy in Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    I don't think we'll be seeing the sea freezing around here in the near future. The last time I can remember significant ice was when I took this in Maldon. It is in my '97 folder, whether this is correct or not I'm not sure. In fact, I think we also had ice in the river in the early 2000s.
    Remarkable co-incidence; in your photo LO 422 Letitia 11 (or 111?), I've just been posting photo's of two cocklers in the Gaff Rigged Worldwide FB this morning, Letitia (a ADLS) in Lowestoft harbour 2018, and Letitia 111 at Tollesbury 2004 when she was light blue. I can't see from your 1997 Maldon photo whether 11 or 111 - but it looks like 11.

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