Rugged Coastline….. but Home for many


Flamborough Head, on the rugged Yorkshire Coast

Like a finger pointing the direction to sea, the rugged white cliffs at Flamborough Head also beckon sea birds to these cliffs to make them their spring and summer homes.  For many miles along this part of the Yorkshire coast, these white cliffs are vital and internationally important breeding sites for many species of ocean going birds.  For many, once the young are fledged, it is off out to the wild oceans for the winter months.  For others is is a long migratory flight across the equator and down to Africa and beyond…..  memorising the route so they can retrace their winged journey the following year.

Just to help ensure no disaster’s occur to our human maritime travellers, Flamborough Head Lighthouse sends out its constant warning beam. 

However far your journey….

Please Remember ….

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

10th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Silent Sunday…. Off to Church


The impressive arched entrance to Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire Coast

( Founded Circa 657ad.  The ruins of the later, 13th century Benedictine Abbey, remain to dominate the Yorkshire coastline )

Please Remember ….

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

4th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Travel…. is it a thing of the past?


The Heritage Steam Engine ‘The Sir Nigel Gresley’  arriving in Goathland Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

A goliath of Railway power from a long gone era. Travel was just becoming accessible to a wider population.  Now , fast-forward a century, and you do wonder just what travel will be like, what restrictions will remain, once we pass through this Covid Crisis.

Whatever the future holds, for now…..

Please Remember ….

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

26th January

(C) David Oakes 2021


Wordless Wednesday……. Another Favourite Place


The North Yorkshire Moors

Just a snapshot of a very small part of the vast North Yorkshire Moors.  Moor that sweep across deep dales, through thick forest and open expanses of  heather glad open moor and then eventually down to the sea.

Here we are just above the small village of Rosedale Abbey.  We see just a small part of the moors of Rosedale, Hamer and Wheeldale.

Whilst there are of course tourist hotspots, for the most part there is just miles of tranquil moor in which to explore and enjoy peace.  The sound of birds for company.

At the moment the moors will be devoid of people….. but they will still be there when these troubled times are eventually over.

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

22nd April

(C) David Oakes 2020