Rugged Coastline….. but Home for many


Flamborough Head, on the rugged Yorkshire Coast

Like a finger pointing the direction to sea, the rugged white cliffs at Flamborough Head also beckon sea birds to these cliffs to make them their spring and summer homes.  For many miles along this part of the Yorkshire coast, these white cliffs are vital and internationally important breeding sites for many species of ocean going birds.  For many, once the young are fledged, it is off out to the wild oceans for the winter months.  For others is is a long migratory flight across the equator and down to Africa and beyond…..  memorising the route so they can retrace their winged journey the following year.

Just to help ensure no disaster’s occur to our human maritime travellers, Flamborough Head Lighthouse sends out its constant warning beam. 

However far your journey….

Please Remember ….

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

10th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Silent Sunday…. Off to Church


The impressive arched entrance to Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire Coast

( Founded Circa 657ad.  The ruins of the later, 13th century Benedictine Abbey, remain to dominate the Yorkshire coastline )

Please Remember ….

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

4th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Silent Sunday……. but not off to church this week.



Rosedale Moor, North Yorkshire

High on the North Yorkshire Moors you can find a great many ancient stone crosses, many going back over countless centuries. But this cross is much more modern.  It is  the War Memorial for the small village and surrounds of Rosedale Abbey that nestles in the valley below.  A memorial that in my view has been erected with past history very much in mind….and a place for contemplation.

3rd March

(C) David Oakes 2019