Cold on the Creek…..

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Skippool Creek, River Wyre, Lancashire

A high Spring tide on a cold winters morning, all peaceful except for the call of the Gulls and Oystercatchers’.

Please Remember ….

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

2nd January

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wave like… just like the Ocean

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The Saltmarsh at Stanah, on the Wyre Estuary, Lancashire

I have been accused of wasting time on many an occasion…usually when I am lost in thought, just gazing at something or even nothing.  Sometimes, it is because that something, is rather mesmerising (and some including me say soothing). As autumn colours the reeds and grasses over the Saltmarsh, they move and sway just like the ever-changing waves on the sea.  Rise and fall and a flow just like an incoming tide. Just like the oceans the wind dictates the speed and drama.

So why not let nature sooth away some of today’s wows…

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

22nd September

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

…….. Up the Creek

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Dawn…. the high spring tide creeps soundlessly, over the marshes and up each narrow creek here at Skippool Creek on the River Wyre Estuary, Lancashire.

Peaceful…and if I recall correctly, only the call of the Curlew echoing across the water.

Please Remember ….

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

22nd August

(C) David Oakes 2020

Waiting for the Tide…….

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Skippool Creek, Lancashire

Waiting for the tide. Here at Skippool Creek on the River Wyre in Lancashire, the high tide is necessary for boats to be able to make the run downstream to Morecambe Bay and open waters. Like much of our country and coastline, many tranquil places, were once the hive of industry and commerce.  Skippool Creek,  was just one of many ‘ports’ along the Wyre.  All so small that it is hard to imagine there importance.  Sailing ships heading off to the Americas, with travellers and adventurers  seeking new lives in far off destinations.

Today it is the province of  recreational yachting enthusiasts,  all very dependant upon a high tide.

 

Please Remember ….

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

7th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

A High Spring Tide…………

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Dawn over Skippool Marsh after a Full Moon bringing in a Spring Tide.  

Skippool, now a leisurely peaceful backwater on the River Wyre in Lancashire.  The Wyre flows down from the Lancashire Fells at Bowland, then on into Morecambe Bay at Fleetwood.

Hard to visualise in todays world that once Skippool, Paulton and Wardley’s Creek all on this short stretch of the  River Wyre, were once important departure ports to the Americas and beyond.

It is a great spot for Bird Watchers and of course a place for those who just want to while away some time in peace.

But in todays troubled world it will be even quieter,  only the call of the Waders, Curlew and Gulls providing a background soundtrack

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

9th April

(C) David Oakes 2020