Last of the Summer Days….. maybe

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All Aboard the Skylark for a Trip around the Bay

We can hope for a little more summer.  Like everyone else, just how much summer there is left, is out of our control.  Maybe just the odd day here and there, maybe autumns arrival will hold fire for at least another month… who knows.

So a sunny September day, on the banks of the River Dart at Dartmouth, Devon could be just perfect.  This particular sunny day was a couple of years ago…. but the warmth, the ozone aroma and bright sunshine still lingers in the memory bank.  Time for an Ice Cream Cone  🙂

No matter if the weather gods shine on us or not……  Please remember..

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

11th September

(C) David Oakes 2021

Waiting for the Tide…

Tarr Steps, Dulverton

In the shadow of  Exmoor at the foot of Lyn Gorge is the village of Lynmouth.  A gorgeous little village and harbour, but a harbour very much at the whim of the tides of the Bristol Channel  

Please Remember ….

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

4th September

(C) David Oakes 2020

August….. and a Fresh Start

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Slapton Ley, Start Bay, The South Hams, Devon

A rather idyllic place on a sunny summers day.  Slapton Ley Nature Reserve.  The reserve was formed when water was trapped behind the shingle bank of Start Bay.  It is the largest freshwater lake in south west England…..being located so close to the sea, only a matter of yards, with just a fragile shingle beach as protection, it form a rather unique habitat.  Great place for Bird watchers.

Please Remember ….

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

1st August

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

 

 

A Little Gem on Exmoor……

Horner-Water

Horner Water flowing through the valley of Horner Woods.    The hamlet of Horner, a great starting point to explore the valley, can be found near to West Luccombe which lies on the eastern edge of the Exmoor National Park.   Exmoor is, part in Devon and part, as is the case with Horner, in Somerset.  These quiet high wooded valleys are wonderful to tramp, paths weaving there way  through the woods, sometimes following old packhorse trails, with some leading you on and out onto the high open moors of Exmoor…. and maybe a coastal view.

Looking forward to exploring again…..   but till then….

Please Remember ….

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

24th July

(C) David Oakes 2020