High water (Hurst Spit) : 09.10
State of tide: mid-way between springs and neaps.
Weather: Overcast, dry and bright with very cold wind blowing straight in from the frozen continent.
Duncan led a hardy and keen group of 9 people (including one member from Romsey) from Keyhaven in what most, if not all, of us considered were sub-Arctic temperatures! Indeed, one member (our illustrious secretary)
wore a jacket of the type worn by the military in the Arctic!
We walked inland via the Balancing Pond, along the Ancient Highway to the bottom of Lower Pennington Lane before heading to the sea wall and back to Keyhaven.
Additionally, three Roe Deer were spotted near the Balancing Pond and further on, lying down and sheltering from the wind on a bank on Pennington Marshes, were two more! The only plant in flower was not surprising – Gorse!