Thursday, December 30, 2010

Polar ice cap moves to England...

Ice floes the size of cars lends sub-zero Cumbrian shoreline the look of an Arctic wasteland

Children clamber over an icy landscape and gaze in awe at the desolate wasteland.

As they look out to sea, ice floes the size of cars drift to shore - a sight more likely in Polar regions than the English seaside.

But this is Cumbria, where sub-zero temperatures have frozen the surface of inshore waters.

The rising sun reflected from the clouds on to the icy coast of the Solway Firth created a magical light.

It shows how cold the weather has been, as salt water only begins to freeze at −1.8°C (28.9°F).

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