You go that way…. and I will go this way


Evening fun on the beach…….  never tried Sand Yachting, but I bet its fun. 

With the tide out on a flat Cornish beach and a light breeze to drive you along….. wow!


Please Remember ….

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

16th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

Evening and peace returns to the Beach……


Gwithian Towans Dunes and Beach, looking towards Godrevy Point, St. Ives Bay, North Coast of Cornwall 

All is peace in the evenings, all the crowds have headed for home. A soft rolling incoming tide will wash the sands clean again, fresh for a new start on another day.  Peace with just the calming wind through the dune grasses and the call of the gulls.  Soon the light from Godrevy Lighthouse will cut through the dusk.

Just another memory of times when travel was easy and we enjoyed such freedom

Till that time again….

Please Remember ….

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

30th June

(C) David Oakes 2020



Oh!……. for a Day by the Sea

The Lizard

Godrevy Point,  Saint Ives Bay,   The North Coast of Cornwall

It will be rather nice to be able to walk freely along a sandy beach, across rolling dunes and to  sit and take in the calm evening light…….  till that time returns one can dream.

So till the dream becomes a reality….

Please Remember ….

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

22nd May

(C) David Oakes 2020

A Rather Good Tune……



Never too young to start Busking

It is a holiday weekend, normally we would be away….but in todays world that ain’t happening…… but is does make one remember past holidays and events….and this memory came back to me.

Some years ago, I was in Fowey, Cornwall, standing in the square, just looking about like one does in an unfamiliar holiday destination.  Amongst all the holiday Folk, one little lady came striding confidently through the crowd.  It wasn’t the purpose with which she walked or indeed her blue hat, nor her rugged well worn leather jacket , that caught my attention.  But it was the children’s chair hooked over one shoulder whist she clutched something in her other hand. The determined direction of her travel was clear but where to  exactly and what for.

She picked a spot.  With very deft movements, she set down her chair, spread the jacket on the ground, placed what appeared to be music on the floor in front of her….then started to play her Recorder.

Her music was a surprise, indeed surprisingly good.  Good enough to attract, as you can see, many contributions from the appreciative crowd,  a crowd that kept increasing.

Where she came from or what she was called I have not a clue.  She was confidently on her own.  When I was passing again later she was still ‘busking’ away with enthusiasm and the pile of pocket money increasing!

Just a little incident that evokes happy memories.

Please Remember ….

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

11th April

(C) David Oakes 2020