Heading for the Shade………

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Heading for a stroll, or maybe a Beer, in the shade on a very hot day in the Old Town  of Tallinn, Estonia.

Thankfully, those tall buildings, that surround the main square and line the streets of the Old Town, do exactly that…provide some welcome shade whilst one explores this ancient and exciting Capital of Estonia.

Please Remember ….

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

28th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

Silent Sunday…….. as the sun goes down

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The Sound of Silence……  sundown, on the aft deck, a glass of whisky, some friends for company,  friends who also enjoy these precious moments of silence…… and all is peace

Just another memory of better times….  we hope it will happen again.  Till then…

Please Remember ….

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

26th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

No Fish Today……

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Drying racks, for the harvest of Cod, that will come later in the year.  Dried Cod has been a big export for Norway for many centuries.  It is a delicacy that the Norwegians enjoy. and very proud of .  Often used in special creations for celebratory meals.   I have to admit that it isn’t to my taste, but maybe I haven’t enjoyed it at its culinary best.

The above drying racks are at Henningsvaer, nr. Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands.  Northern Norway.

Even in summer the high mountains and deep fjords seem to hold a cold look

 

Please Remember ….

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

17th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

Silent Sunday…… Crossing the Invisible Line

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For those of us who live a long way from the Artic Circle there is something rather special, indeed magical about crossing that invisible line.  Despite the fact we have crossed several times, that feeling of a degree of reverence still applies.

Here we crossed the line, off the Norwegian Coast, with still along way to go to Tromso

However far your journey is….

Please Remember ….

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

12th July

(C) David Oakes 2020