Not a bad end to a Cold Day

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The River Derwent, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire

The first really cold day of this autumn.  It has been sunny, a sun trying to tempt me out, sadly other duties rather got in the way.

At least the end of the afternoon was rather tranquil as the light rapidly faded. A perfect evening stroll.  The forecast is for mixed weather this week but becoming more wintery at the weekend.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2020

Moody Monday……. The End of an Era

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The Cromarty Firth, Scotland

North Sea Oil was king…….  for decades it has fed an economy, creating much needed employment in a part of the UK  a region where it was much needed.

Here on the Cromarty Firth, Oil Riggs have been constructed, refurbished and maintained.  Seeing so many Riggs at anchor in the Firth was a heartening sign of a strong economy. 

Sadly the number have dwindled, economics make the industry very fragile.  Many of these Riggs, once a testament to engineering skills, are now heading for the scrap yard.  

It is an inevitable sign of the times, some say progress…. but looking across the Firth, I have a nostalgic wave of sadness at the passing of these giants.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2020