Tallinn….Away from the Hussle and Bustle

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Tallinn, Estonia

The iconic view over Tallinn, just about every visitor is directed or taken to this viewpoint above the town.  Perhaps its as well as most of the streets and squares are, lets say busy.  For some time now Tallinn has been making a reputation as a holiday venue, in particular a weekend destination.  Cheap air flights have been one of the key movers….  so it will be interesting to see how things workout for Tallinn and similar destinations, once the CV19 restrictions are eased.

Despite the high visitor numbers it is still possible to discover those quieter corners of this fascinating old town of narrow streets and what looks like a church on every corner…


Explore at will, but there will still be time for the everyday Tourist scene

Wherever you are…. or wherever you dream of travelling to….

Please Remember ….

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

17th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

The Miners Track…..


Borrowdale Valley at Grange, Cumbria

The tranquil Borrowdale Valley…. or at least it is tranquil now.  But many a miner has trudged this track.  His daily journey to and from the Graphite and Slate Mines at the head of the valley.  No doubt many a fully laden wagon, pulled by a weary horse, will also have plodded the trail.  Today it is the province of hikers and tourists…. they at least can pause to gaze and enjoy the surroundings

I imagine many of us have paused and pondered on our own surrounds in these strange times.

As you ponder……

Please Remember ….

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

16th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Passing Cloud……


What a great sunny spring day, today has been……  from zero to 12c. 

Beware of those passing clouds.  Temperatures instantly plummet by at least 5 or 6 degrees c.  Just a reminder that winter still has a long and stinging tail and spring is slow to take control.

But whatever you have control of……

Please Remember to ….

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

12th April

(C) David Oakes 2021