Our weather is predicted to turn much milder overnight. We can expect some days of warmer temperatures and overcast skies. Today continued cold and bright. A drive into the forest was therefore in order.
Snow lingered on the landscape on either side of Holmsley Passage,
where an unfortunate young biker had landed in a ditch. Another biker and a couple from a car had stopped to render assistance, which, given that I was unable to leave the car, was fortunate.
The banks of this pool on the road to the right of the passage were also dusted with sugar icing.
The New Forest ponies are a tough breed and seem oblivious to the hardened terrain as they carry on grazing regardless.