Looking back on last winter’s photos I found out I never posted many of them here, in particular the many photos from my Boxing Day walks. After visiting Beccles I travelled to Oulton Broad, part of the Suffolk broads which works it’s way to the sea at Lowestoft. Only a mile or two from the busy coast the broad was still, covered with thick ice and the only noise that of water birds.
I started off walking up in to the isolated reed beds and the old houseboats. The houseboats were empty and one had succumbed to the water, listing sharply to one side. Along the water’s edge were old mooring points where the aged wood formed seemingly random and impractical shapes. At many points the ice was very think, with the birds making their way precariously around the frozen detritus.