Lots of people come to the UK from all over the world to see its towns and stunning countryside, but because you live here all the time, you might take the sights and sounds around you for granted. This is only natural.
However, there’s a simple way to completely change your perspective. By going on trips with your binoculars you can see attractions that would otherwise completely escape your attention. Few things beat spending a day in the open air taking in the nature and scenery around you. If you’re lucky, you can even soak up some sun in the process.
Packing for staycations
It seems a rising number of Britons are making the choice to remain in Britain for their holidays. If you’re planning to do this, make sure you pack your binoculars. Whether you’re looking at the impressive array of bird life on offer, are surveying the sea from the shore or simply want to get a closer look at the general sights around you, you’ll find plenty to keep you amused.
Rather than just travelling through areas of beauty, you’re bound to make more of an effort to stop and appreciate them if you have binoculars with you. They can really help make nature come alive and give you a newfound appreciation for what the countryside has to offer.
You’re not alone
If you’re planning to pack your bird watching binoculars and set off on a break in the UK, you’re not alone. According to research conducted by Jungle Formula, one in five Britons has never been on a foreign holiday, the Daily Mail reports. Meanwhile, of those who have, half wish they had stayed in the UK.
A number of issues were found to put people off jetting off overseas. Language barriers and concerns about dealing with immigration were both cited as potential problems. Meanwhile, falling ill while abroad and experiencing lengthy travel times were also identified as difficulties.
Responding to the findings, a spokesman for Jungle Formula said: “There was a time when people felt they hadn’t been on holiday unless they had been on a plane. But it seems that more people than ever are content to stay in the UK.
“The recession has also had an effect, with people having to tighten their belts and stop splashing out on luxuries like a foreign holiday.”
Choosing the right binoculars
If you’re keen to get your hands on some binoculars for a British staycation, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Sherwoods we offer a whole range of these items and might have the perfect ones for you.
Just take a look around our website to see our full collection. We also offer a range of other products that you might be interested in. For example, if you long to gaze further into the night sky, why not take a look at the superb telescopes we sell? Buying items from us couldn’t be quicker or simpler and it could open up a whole new world of possibilities.
If you keep finding yourself gazing at the skies, you’re not alone. The world has gone astronomy mad after the successful landing of the NASA rover Curiosity on Mars.
Major accomplishments in space like this can be enough to inspire entire generations to pursue an interest in the field. After all, it’s hard to think of anything more exciting than exploring the universe looking for signs of life. Of course, before you turn to the heavens, you’ll need to make sure you have the right astronomical telescopes. Thankfully, getting your hands on products like this is now quick and easy.
Earlier this month, a team at NASA waited nervously as their $2.5 billion (£1.6 billion) robotic landing mission unfolded on Mars. Scenes of jubilation were transmitted from the agency’s base as the most nerve-wracking part of the mission – the descent through the Red Planet’s atmosphere to its surface – went without hitch.
The equipment involved was even able to beam back images of the manoeuvre. NASA has provided nearly 300 thumnails from a sequence of pictures that will eventually be run together as a high definition movie.
Touchdown took place at 06.32 BST on Monday August 6th and the probe landed in a deep equatorial depression called the Gale Crater.
Wasting no time, scientists got to work examining images and one of the most striking snaps taken so far features the 5.5km-high Mount Sharp. Many people around the world have been captivated by the images.
Meanwhile, the team involved are looking to see whether ancient environments on Mars were ever favourable for life. Satellite data has indicated that sediments located at the base of the rocky structure were laid down in an abundance of water.
Unsurprisingly, Curiosity represents the height of technology. It is equipped with ten instruments to study the rocks it encounters and it many years of diligent design and construction to complete.
Of course, a career at NASA isn’t for everyone, but if you’re determined to enjoy the skies and learn about them, you’ve come to the right place.
By taking a look around our website here at Sherwoods, you can find a range of telescopes that can help you explore the planets, stars and moons.
Choosing the perfect telescope
Before you hand over any cash for these items, you’ll no doubt want to be sure that they are perfect for you. We provide many different telescopes designed for amateur astronomers and so you won’t suffer from a lack of choice.
All of these items can be categorised into three different types. There is the refractor, the reflector and the catadioptric.
Sticking to your budget
As well as choosing products that tick all boxes in terms of their specifications, it’s also important to take your budget into account. After all, there’s no point in overspending on the items. If you’re a beginner, it may make sense to start off with the simpler versions and eventually work your way up.
To find out more about what we have to offer, including our night vision items and so on, just take a look around our website.
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