26 July 2010

London Calling


Richmond upon Thames. 2007 archive shot.



Yesterday evening as the sun set slowly in the west, I went out for a ride on the racing cycle. By accident, I had earlier stumbled upon a book full of photographs of the English coast published by the National Trust and as I rode along empty roads, I recalled how once I had planned to hike the full length of the  Cornish Coast Path. This must've been during my first visit to Cornwall in 2002. On another visit two or three years later, I changed my plans and decided I'd ride along the path on a mountain bike. Another couple years later, I changed this plan once again; I said that one day I'm gonna drive along all of southern England's coastline. Not just the Cornish coast, but also that of Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and the Sussexes.

Whenever I plan a trip, I pay attention to every detail; I do a lot of research to find out where the most beautiful locations and all the archaeological and historical sites are at, and I must admit I wouldn't want to drive the route I had planned for Denmark, Norway and Sweden all on my own. It's one hell of a long drive. 

So the new plan is to drive along England's southern coast and stop in all the beautiful little villages. There's a lot of places I'd like to see again. I'm planning to spend a day or two in London too. Gonna keep you updated on this.

Have a great week!

- Dom

6 comments:

Brooke said...

Awesome! This would be an awesome experience! :) And great for photos too!

Dominic Doherty said...

Yes it will be, if the weather's still good. Gonna do a lot of long exposures... The photos are one of the biggest reasons I finally chose to go to England instead of Scandinavia, because I want to expand my portfolio and I know where I need to go to in order to take the kind of pictures I want to take.

donnie said...

have a great trip - and i love the pic - full of jaunty angles and beautiful colour

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks a lot Donnie!

LUMAHO said...

Das kling wunderbar und ich fahre im Geiste mit ... mach doch ein kleines Buch (blurb?) aus der Tour mit Karten und Hinweisen ... ich würd eins nehmen :-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Blurb? Muss ich mir mal anschauen, wie das funktioniert. Was es alles für Sachen gibt! :-)