Silent Sunday…….. as the sun goes down


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

Summer Solstice……..


Sundown, Mid Summer, above the Arctic Circle north of Iceland

Today,  here in the UK, at precisely 21.44  on the  the 20th June, it is the Summer Solstice 2020.  Mid  summer already.  Yep, despite all the trauma of the year to date the solstice has come round again, and all far too quickly…… I must work out just where all this time has vanished to.

To celebrate the passing of the Solstice, and as the time does vary a little over the world, I might just welcome you tomorrow  with a Sunrise

Please Remember ….

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

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2020


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Clouds


Norwegian Sunset.

Seems rather a strange subject to choose for this weeks nominated topic for Cees B&W Photo Challenge on Clouds.  But this last October we had a fabulous cruise to Northern Norway and with the exception of one afternoon the skies were as they say ‘Gin Clear’ Blue skies.  The bonus was that every day were blessed with some fabulous sunsets and sunrises as clouds moved in for the night and vanished in the mornings. So here is a selection which might or might not work in mono…



Then of course on one sparkling clear night we had a wonderful display of the Aurora Borealis…. not strictly clouds but rather special Solar Powered Clouds…


So have fun and join in Cees Challenge.  The link to here blog is:-

28th February

(C) David Oakes 2020