Sunny, Dry ……. but cold


The River Derwent, Darley, Derbyshire

After what seems like a month or more of constant rain, we have just enjoyed 4 days of sunshine…. what bliss!. Those rains did caused problems and over December the river has been running very high and at times flooding nearby land and properties .

This welcome respite has seen the river levels drop quite quickly,  back to near normal……. though at the weir the force and sound of rushing waters reminds us that it may yet have another sting in its tail…



The forecasters predict we have more heavy rains and gales for the next week or more, as the jet stream brings front after front of stormy weather towards us.  The good news (depending on your point of view) is that we may well get some proper winter weather towards the month end.

Meantime I will enjoy the sunshine and the winter views along the river.


3rd January

(C) David Oakes 2020



Full Tide along the Creek…..


Full Tide at Skippool Creek, River Wyre, Lancashire

Every so often I have the urge to look back to this time in years past.  This image is from the 3rd January 2012 at Skippool Creek on a very high Spring Tide…. shortly after this shot I had to move further back as the tide had not reached its peak.  Doesn’t seem like 8 years ago and yet another reminder of just how fast time can vanish.

3rd January

(C) David Oakes 2020