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Drift Ice On The Tidal River Forth At Kincardine, Fife


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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

Drift ice on the tidal River Forth at Kincardine, Kingdom of Fife.

Crossed the old Kincardine Bridge and down a dirt (snow) tracked road which I never knew existed. Ended up face to face with the eerily looking mudflats with ice drift in the background. Ice was flowing downstream into Firth of Forth - if it made it.

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

Nice pics Mondy!

Haven't been down to the Forth for a couple of days but I doubt if the ice flow would make to Kirkcaldy. Although cold there was no ice in the rockpools and the sand above the tideline was still soft. This was before the big freeze on Thursday night though - got down to -12C in the back garden :)

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

Yeah, the new bridge over the Forth has mini-icebergs at its base! - Unfortunately there is nowhere to park (to view from the new bridge) to get a real good shot of the swirling ice. The mudflats appear frozen too, but I won't dip my toe in to test, just incase :rofl:

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  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.
  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.

Very sensible Mr Mondy.

Round here there are eeejits going out on thin ice with no idea of the dangers, claiming that anyone who warns them against standing on 1/2 inch ice, 30 yards out on a pond is being stupid. Ho hum.

The Grand Union/Regent's canal is almost completely frozen over, except in one bit in Paddington Basin (wonders whether the supposedly eco-friendly building at that exact point is actually putting out enough heat to keep the canal defrosted), and swans are having to be chipped out of ice in various canals/Thames tributories.

Bah, humbug

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

Just back from walking the dog at Kirkcaldy. Partial thaw on at the moment and a stiff easterly to boot. Some bigish waves about so any ice wouldn't stand a chance.

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