March…. nearly the end of another Month

High Peak Junction Wharf

Cromford Canal at High Peak Junction, Cromford

March has really marched along at a pace….and whilst it has thrown some pretty awful weather our way overall it has been rather a nice way into Spring.

Early morning, the trees along the canal side are starting to green-up and vegetation breaking out of the cold ground and with the promise of a day of sunshine and no wind the canal is still and mirror like.

Not a bad day for a walk along a stretch of Englands Industrial past here in Derbyshire’s, World Heritage Site.

28th March

(C) David Oakes 2019


Silent Sunday……. but not off to church this week.



Rosedale Moor, North Yorkshire

High on the North Yorkshire Moors you can find a great many ancient stone crosses, many going back over countless centuries. But this cross is much more modern.  It is  the War Memorial for the small village and surrounds of Rosedale Abbey that nestles in the valley below.  A memorial that in my view has been erected with past history very much in mind….and a place for contemplation.

3rd March

(C) David Oakes 2019