Monday, 27 February 2012

Flatford February

© David Gill
It felt that Spring was just around the corner at Flatford Mill.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kirby Hall

© David Gill
On the way back to Ipswich we had a picnic at Kirby Hall. The house was used as a setting for the film adaptation of Mansfield Park.

There was an added bonus when a pair of red kites flew overhead.

Cormorant Island

© David Gill
There was a large group of cormorants on one of the sand bars at the mouth of the river Ore (opposite Shingle Street) this afternoon. A few black-backed gulls had joined them and, I think, one guillemot.

© David Gill

Shingle Street Sunshine

© David Gill
Spring seems to be around the corner at Shingle Street looking out towards Orford and the river Ore.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Holland in Ipswich

Ipswich Quay © David Gill
We went to have a look at the Dutch vessel moored in Ipswich at the moment. The cormorants seemed to be enjoying diving around it.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Snow melt on the marina

Ipswich Marina © David Gill
After a fresh fall of snow overnight ... the melt seems to have started. However there is still a covering along the pontoons in the Ipswich Marina.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Mistley Towers

© David Gill
Mistley Towers are the remains of a Robert Adam church of 1776.

For further information see English Heritage.

Snow on the marina

Ipswich marina © David Gill
The snow has transformed the waterfront at Ipswich. There are even patches of ice forming in the marina.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Snow Question

Sculpture at University Campus Suffolk © David Gill
There was a light sprinkling of snow this morning that soon disappeared. But by 10 pm this evening the ground was covered and the snow was coming down fast. The marina is now under a blanket of white.