Just Thinking…….

Hello Reykjavik

Just thinking…..  it was early morning, the sun just rising, the air so crisp and fresh, the sea calm, as we arrived in Reykjavik for an Icelandic Adventure.  It was exciting.

Even if one does try to be positive, I am not sure that Travelling will ever be quite the same for many years to come.

But at least that memory, along with many others, still seem as fresh and as stimulating as the days on which they were created….. and for all those memories and adventures, I am very grateful

Please Remember ….

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

5th January

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wordless Wednesday…….. Another Favourite Place

Godafoss, Iceland

Location:-    Godafoss Falls, Iceland. 

When chasing memories, one place keeps surfacing to the very top of my list of all my favourite places……

The Godafoss Falls.  The Waterfall of the Gods, so named since 1000ad when a Nordic Chief threw an icon of a Nordic Pagan God into the waters of the falls…. well that is one of the legends, sounds OK to me, and as I wasn’t around at the time, I will believe it 🙂

Whatever you believe…….

Please Remember ….

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

16th December

(C) David Oakes 2020

Silent Sunday…… Off to Church


Aalborg, Denmark…. and Budolfi Cathedral.

The snow white facade and it domed topped tower is one of the most distinctive, and in many ways dramatic, Cathedrals I have visited.   Very unique.

Built in the highest point of the Old Town in Aalborg, its distinctive outline also features on the Cities Crested Emblem.

As to its name.  Budolfi is named after the English Benedictine Monk, Saint Bodolfus, said to be to protector of travellers, very appropriate for this old and important harbour,  a prosperous centre of Jutland’s trading history.

Please Remember ….

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

29th November

(C) David Oakes 2020



Wordless Wednesday….. A Favourite Place


Location:-  Reine, The Lofotens, Norway

( Reine.  Only  ever seen from the sea as we sailed by.  But the drama of the location, the shear mystical appearance left a deep impression in my memory a memory easy to recall.  It is of course on that bucket list for a return for closer exploration – but do wonder if in these current global changes if that, and other dreams will ever be fulfilled )

Please Remember ….

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

25th November

(C) David Oakes 2020