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The rolling English countryside is a glorious thing to view.

We have so much great scenery in the UK (I admit the field in this image doesn’t necessary count) that people here often forget that. When they think of a scenic vacation they don’t always consider what’s on their own doorstep, and so they hotfoot it abroad. I guess it’s understandable when European travel is so easy to do – and those following my photoblog will know I’m certainly all for jumping aboard a plane for a long weekend.

I still like to appreciate the UK though, and have found the recent trips to the coast, to travel around Cornwall or Scotland, and indeed the city breaks I’ve taken, to be delightful and very scenic.

It’s possibly just the weather that let’s us down at times, and I guess people simply want to make sure they go somewhere sunny – so that often doesn’t mean staying at home with our unpredictable weather.

On this topic, next week I’m heading to Wales. I expect to see beautiful coastlines, hike up a mountain or two, and bask in what looks to be splendid sunshine. I may even take a few photos.

I have a busy weekend ahead of me in preparation though – so hope you have a relaxing one on my behalf.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s