Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location:-  A November dawn over the Wyre Estuary at Skippool, Lancashire

7th November

(C) David Oakes 2018


Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location:-    Dawn on a Spring Tide at Skippool Creek. Wyre Estuary, Lancashire

21st February

(C) David Oakes 2018

Moody Monday……High and Dry


Good Hope…

The boat was once named ‘Good Hope’,  you can just about make out the faded wording on the wheelhouse.  But I guess all hope is now gone for this once majestic wooden Fleetwood Trawler which at one time plied its trade in the North Atlantic waters.

The rust marks on the wooden sides are rust stains from the nails. It has been retired as far as I know for well over 4o years (possibly very much longer) resting here on the Salt Marshes of the River Wyre.

Surprisingly despite high winds and at times exceptional high tides this empty shell remains in situ, unmoved and now a familiar part of this coastline.

I do know that at various times it has caught they eye of would be restorers, but in all cases that original enthusiasm soon runs out….but I guess as long as it remains as in-tacked, as it miraculously still is, there must be some Hope, Good or not remains to be seen.

5th February

(C) David Oakes 2018

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – DELTA

via Photo Challenge: Delta


Sunset at The Lune Light, Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay, Lancashire is one of the worlds most valuable Wildfowl and Wader habitats…..it is an immense area of water and is feed by the estuaries of the Rivers Wyre, Lune, Kent and Leven.  Twice a day the tide recedes over the horizon exposing large areas of mud flats and sandbanks only to be covered again 12 hours later.

A real Delta of many rivers and one of my Favourite Places.

Just an idea for this weeks DP Photo Challenge.

See what others have suggested on the link below:-


30th June

(C) David Oakes 2017

Another Early Spring Morning……Over the Salt Marsh


Skippool Creek and Salt Marshes. Lancashire

When the sun wakes up red it adds another dimension to the early morning light over the lonely Salt Marshes…..but it did little to warm the day, icy wind from Iceland soon wraps itself around you.

Lapwings, Curlew, Dunlin and Sandpipers the only sound.

27th March

(C) David Oakes 2017