Moody Monday……. The End of an Era

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The Cromarty Firth, Scotland

North Sea Oil was king…….  for decades it has fed an economy, creating much needed employment in a part of the UK  a region where it was much needed.

Here on the Cromarty Firth, Oil Riggs have been constructed, refurbished and maintained.  Seeing so many Riggs at anchor in the Firth was a heartening sign of a strong economy. 

Sadly the number have dwindled, economics make the industry very fragile.  Many of these Riggs, once a testament to engineering skills, are now heading for the scrap yard.  

It is an inevitable sign of the times, some say progress…. but looking across the Firth, I have a nostalgic wave of sadness at the passing of these giants.

Please Remember ….

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

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

Clear Sky…… on Skye

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Clear skies over the Isle of Skye.  A rare autumn morning on this enchanting Scottish Island……  Early morning mist rising from Loch Greshornish and the prospects of a rather fine day……   and it was.  Memories

Please Remember ….

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

20th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday…. A Favourite Place

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Location:-  Loch Dughaill, Strath Carron, North West Highlands of Scotland.

Often overlooked by travellers.  Along a narrow but vital cross country road and rail link, both from West to East, but also to the very North West of Scotland.

Please Remember ….

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

18th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday……. A Favourite Place

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They say that it is “Better to Travel than to Arrive”……..  well I guess I know what they mean, the journey is all important. Sometime a pause on route is a real bonus.

The image above is of The Isle of Mull, a very favourite place of ours.  Mull is an island of the North West Coast of Scotland, only a short Ferry ride away, but it is like embarking on an adventure to a very distance land.

But where the photograph was taken from is equally as important to us.  Ledaig Beach, just north of Oban.  We always spend some days here before.  Those days build the magic of both the moment and the destination.

Glad to be here, yet full of anticipation of what is to come.

What ever lies ahead of us all…..

Please Remember ….

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

4th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

Moody Monday….. Head in the Clouds

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The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Not the usual image of the famous Old Man of Storr and the Needles.  No panoramic views of the island and the mountains on the mainland, not dramatic seascapes.  But here, they do have their heads in the clouds.  Maybe not the usual image…. but for many, this is the weather that they associate with this north east coast of Skye.  Moody for Monday

Please Remember ….

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

2nd November

(C) David Oakes 2020