Tumbling Waters…….

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Lodore Falls, Borrowdale, Cumbria

Lodore Falls, with its rushing, tumbling waters, like most waterfalls can be relaxing, exciting, noisy, dramatic and at time intimidating…. all at the same time.   I guess that is why so many of us love them.

By a waterfall, on the hills, in the countryside or city bound….. as always….

Please Remember ….

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

28th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Thoughtful Thursday…. How Many ?

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Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick, Cumbria

The megalithic Stone Circle at Castlerigg, high on the Cumbrian Fells, are always a draw for tourists to the Lake District.  They can then play the Castlerigg game of “count the stones”.

There is the suggestion that every time you count them you get another number.  Some say 38, others 42 whilst those who are supposed to know say 40. So if you are in travelling in the area…. go on give it ago. (I have always got to 39)

Whilst the number of stones may be a challenge, it is also true that there is still many differing theories as to exactly why, and for what reason, the Stone Circle was built. One thing for sure is that we cannot ask the people who built it.

Counting stones or playing games today, as always

Please Remember ….

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

26th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Once upon a Time….. A Perfect Walk

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Manesty Woods, Cumbria

Dappled sunshine through the woodland canopy.  The rich smell of pine.  The call of birds busy gathering a feast of seeds.  A Red Squirrel scampering up a tree (yes, there are Reds here) plus the chance bonus that a Deer may cross your path.  

A simple pleasure, but accompanied by a lavish menu to thrill the senses.  Just perfect for a Saturday walk

I wish it was today….. but still a great memory to enjoy again.

If you are creating great memories today……. please remember….

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

14th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Its been rather hot….. but Cool by the River

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The sound of flowing water over a stony river bed is always both cooling and soothing. Such an ideal spot to site and ponder is here on the River Brathay, just below Nanny Brow at Clappersgate.   Not far away is the famous Lake District town of Ambleside, sure to be busy, which makes this  quiet river bank so appealing.

Where ever you are today…

Please Remember ….

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

24th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wordless Wednesday….. Another Favourite Place

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Location:-  Fleetwith Pike, Buttermere, Cumbria

I wish I was there, one day soon I hope…. Till then

Please Remember ….

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

14th July

(C) David Oakes 2021