Wordless Wednesday….. Another Favourite Place

11-October

Location:-   Yew Barrow, in October, standing sentry over Wast Water, Wasdale, Cumbria

No matter where you are…….

Please Remember ….

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

21st October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday……. Another Favourite Place

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Location:-   Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes,  Langdale Valley, Cumbria

Wherever you are……

Please Remember ….

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

14th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Moody Monday…… and may be everyday ?

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Hardknott Roman Fort, Cumbria 

I imagine that for the Roman Soldiers stationed here at Hardknott Fort, high on the Cumbrian mountains, it was possibly Moody Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and so on.   The Fort was built at the top of the Hardknott Pass at the head of Eskdale.  An idyllic place on a warm sunny day, but more likely windy, wet and at time worse, vastly different from the Mediterranean climate the Romans were used to.

The pass reaches its summit at about a 1000ft and is surrounded by much higher Cumbrian mountains.  The purpose of the Fort was to guard the Roman Road that ascended from Wrynose Bottom (honest that’s is name), a vital link from the Coast to their network of Forts across Northern England.

They could though look forward to Bath Time, just an 8-mile trek down Eskdale to the port of Ravenglass. Here they had established another Fort named Glannoventa complete with a large Hypocaust Bath House.

For those Roman Soldiers it must have been a bleak location….. for us it can still be moody but also dramatically beautiful

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Please Remember ….

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

5th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Morning Calm……

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An early autumnal dawn on Lake Coniston in the English Lake District, Cumbria.  Just the occasional ripple over the water to disturb the fragile tranquillity of the morning.

Please Remember ….

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

25th September

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

Ripples across Derwent Water

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There had been a storm overnight, but the following day at dawn the only sign of its passing were the ripples over Derwent Water.

Always nice to pause at Brandlehow Jetty whilst waiting for the small Ferry to take us over  to Keswick…..  a truly Cumbrian Lake District experience and always a pleasure 

Please Remember ….

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

18th September

(C) David Oakes 2020