Misty start… before the Storms


Misty Start, Allestree Lake, Derbyshire

It wasn’t the most encouraging starts to the day. In fact it was a very uninviting morning to head out for a walk. We took the decision as the forecast for the weekend, and thru the early part of next week, sounds rather grim.  Maybe snow !… now that would be a novelty,  increasing this years tally from just one snowy day. This morning it was just misty, some would say foggy.  It was also very damp.  Despite all that, in these restricted times outdoor exercise is a must….so anticipating much worse to come from the weather gods, it was best to get that early start.

For just a short while this morning, it did look hopeful that the sun might just break through…. but that was just some false hope on my part…. still nice whilst it tried.

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Dreaming on a Saturday…..

Hathersage Moor and Mother Cap 1

Hathersage Moor, Derbyshire

There was a time, not that long ago, when you could wake on a Saturday morning, and if it was a sunny Saturday……. you would have a big decision to make…..  “Where do we go today”….. even on a winters day

True…. it was only a year ago, before life changed.  At least we have the bonus of memories, memories to fuel our dreams.  Dream we must, that is, till times change and life can be come more normal…..  hard to recall what normal is at times.


Burbage Edge, Carl Wark Hill Fort and Higger Tor, Derbyshire

Whilst you dream…..

Please Remember ….

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

6th February

(C) David Oakes 2021