Flippant Friday….. Black and White Weather

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High Neb, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire

It may well be May, spring is supposed to be here…. But the weather and the forward forecasts are far from being Black or White.  Like life on the edge, this years springs weather is always on the the edge…. Do we jump into spring OR back into winter.  Well, we all know that spring, ultimately, has got to win the argument, but at times it does feel as if winter has other ideas.

Please Remember ….

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

7th May

(C) David Oakes 2021

Just a touch of Winter

We have had dire weather warnings for days now.  Certainly it has been bitterly cold…. so cold that one person on my morning walk remarked that “it was too cold to snow”

Well late afternoon we received the long predicted fall of snow.   It will not last, the ground is far too warm now….. in fact its melting as I type.

Will we get some more…  who knows!

Please Remember to ….

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

6th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday… After the Rains

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Dawn over Derwent Water after Heavy Rains, Cumbria

Skiddaw starting to appear out of the gloom after a night of heavy Lake District rains.  The level of the Lake had risen.  With the dawn, the dark clouds were starting to rise and thin.  It was indeed a Moody morning at Manesty Point.

This Moody Monday…..

Please Remember to ….

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

22nd February

(C) David Oakes 2021

 

Flippant Friday…… Sunny Bergen

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A very Early Dawn arrival in Bergen, Norway

Rain has dominated our thoughts, and to a degree our lives this winter.  Wetter than Bergen I guess.  I say that because Bergen has the reputation for rain.  Well that is what I am told every time we say we are heading for Bergen .

I reckon, I should get free transport to Bergen, and the freedom of the City.  As on numerous occasions we have had the most beautiful sunny weather…..never ever rain.

On the last visit we shared a sunny harbour side table for lunch, with a mother and her teenage daughter.  The mother explained, that she had a weak moment, and allowed her daughter to take the day off school…. as this day was summer! and this may well be the summer ration for the year.

Maybe I need to get back to Bergen

Please Remember ….

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

22nd January

(C) David Oakes 2021

Just Another Wet Day…

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Rain has been the signature for most of our December and January days.  The rains did remind we of a day a couple of years ago.

It was mid June when we arrived for a brief stop in the Faroe Islands…..   and after days of wall to wall sunshine we were greeted by heavy rain.

There were a few spells when the rains eased.  Despite the damp the Torshavn still glowed.

Despite having a full day of exploring ,  our very friendly local tour guide had picked the key highlights of the main Island… and even allowing for the weather, we met very few locals.  Even walking round the City of Torshavn, the Capital of the Faroes, we met very few people.

I guess what illustrates this best is our visit to Tinganes, this old village acts as a tourist experience and is located harbourside in Torshavn.  Wooden houses, warehouses, many grass roofed, possible once the commercial centre…. this day it was like a ghost town, our exclusive domain.

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The rain did rather ‘dampen’ our experience but it didn’t dampen our desire to return.  Our Guide packed a great deal into the day….but we know there was lots more to see and much more time needed.  So with luck, we may, one day get back…. and who knows we may even meet more of the locals.

Please Remember ….

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

21st  January

(C) David Oakes 2021