Before the days of Costco & the Supermarket…….


A Medieval Dove Cote at Naunton, The Cotswolds

Long before the days of Supermarkets or even local shops one of the few places you could get fresh meat was the Dove Cote.  Just about every farm, Abbey and Estate House had their own, some villages had a communal Dove Cote.  Doves or Pigeons…what ever made their nest within were on the menu.

31st March

(C) David Oakes 2017


The Ultimate in Recycling…..


I can never resist these old Fisherman’s shacks….no doubt they have seen many centuries come and go, beaten by winters weathers and snow, bleached by summers sun.  They may have crumbled at times but always someone comes and patches them up.  Onetime they would have had a heather thatch roof, then corrugated iron, now miraculously held together by rust. Doors have been replaced but the stone walls remain solid.

I stated these were fisherman’s shacks but  at some point in there history no doubt crofters have pressed them into use.

Location:- Corran at Arnisdale, Loch Hourn, Knoydart, North West Scotland

30th March

(C) David Oakes 2017

Wordless Wednesday – Another Favourite Place


The Final Headland….

LOCATION:- The symbolic headland at the tip of Cornwall known as Lands End

29th March                                                 David Oakes

(C) David Oakes 2017