Posted: 02/12/2017 at 12:11
The best laid plans of mice etc .... I intended to go up to the farm shop earlier than usual this morning ... however the car was reluctant to start ... at the third go it started so I decided to take it on a run out along the A47 without lights/wipers/radio etc to charge the battery up ... I drove eastwards along the A47 to Gt Yarmouth and back ...a 50 mile round trip ... the morning was dry and bright so no need for lights and wipers etc ... I came back via the farm shop to pick up the meat, veg, bread, milk etc for the weekend and the car started quite happily when I left so hopefully that did the trick ... but that's the morning done with.
We've only been doing very short trips just lately and what with the cold weather I expect the battery was low. I'll have to take it out for a sightseeing trip every so often this winter.
I love the Halvergate Marshes alongside the A47 ... among the grazing sheep and beef cattle, there were large flocks of lapwings on the grazing marshes and in the distance I could see even larger flocks of different sorts of waders on the mud of Breydon Water as it was low tide.