Wordless Wednesday…..Another Favourite Place


Location:- Evening sunshine over the Vale of St. John looking towards Helvellyn, Cumbria

3rd October

(C) David Oakes 2018


Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location:- Derwent Water looking towards Blencathra and Walla Crag, Cumbria

11th July

(C) David Oakes 2018

Moody Monday….A Tough Life Being a Roman Soldier


Hardknott Roman Fort, Cumbria

The top of Hardknott Pass in Cumbria is both a remote and for much of the year a very bleak place. So I guess not much fun for those Roman Soldiers billeted to outpost to maintain the Roman Empires hold over the Brits….. and very different from the Mediterranean climate they were so far from.

Remote as it was the Fort was large by Roman standards, so must have had seriously important security  issues for the Regiment to enforce. The Fort stands at some 280feet above sea level  and on a mountainous West to East Roman Road.

Monday or not…I guess there were a more than a few moody soldiers around.

9th April

(C) David Oakes 2018