Catching a Sunrise

Catching a sunrise proved a bit harder than I thought. On a nice but cold morning I thought of incorporating some exercise with a photo session. Thinking I got up early enough was my first error. It took longer to defrost the car than I anticipated. With the windscreen clear I set off on the short drive to my chosen destination.

The car park was covered in ice as I pulled in. Any thoughts of getting out again were quickly put to one side while I wrapped up and gathered the camera gear. The car thermometer put the outside temperature at -3 degrees C (note to self figure out how to do degree sign on the laptop).

A short walk later and this was the view:

Contininug along the in places very icy path I came across some grouse.

grouse

These two seemed to be calling each other from either side of the path. Within a few seconds they had disappeared back into the undergrowth.

While most people use sleepers to build a bed or wall in their garden, at some stage it would appear they were also used for fences:

I don’t know how long these have been here, but the weathering would suggest some time. By now the temperature had increased to just above freezing.

Time to call it a day and see if the car will get out of the car park. Spoiler alert, it did.

Stay safe.

PS. found the ° symbol. Eventually.

 

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