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CONFIRMED: West Wales & Skomer Island meet: June 4th/5th 2010

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  • #31
    Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

    Originally posted by The Saint View Post
    If we go for a weekday, can it either be a Monday or Friday so I can still make a long weekend out of the trip.

    Simon
    Sure we can.
    John

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    • #32
      Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

      I would love to go to skomer...Sounds like a good trip. I'd be in if I could get off work..
      alex

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      • #33
        Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

        Subject to dates, I would be interested, weekdays would be my preferance.

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        • #34
          Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

          I can't make the first two weeks in June John. The last two weeks of June and the first week in July has been mentioned by Shenstone and this would be ideal for me. Here is a useful Seasonal timeline

          Steve
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          • #35
            Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

            Just a thought, I few years I was on Staffa a few years since in July, The Puffins had departed by then, We need to find out when they usually depart!

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            • #36
              Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

              Haven't forgotten about this folks. I'll be updating in time.
              John

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              • #37
                Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

                We are in South Wales w/c 15 May and would be interested.
                Stephen

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                • #38
                  Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

                  Hi John, Any further developments on this?

                  Cheers,

                  Steve
                  Old divers never die, they just go down on old wrecks
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                  • #39
                    Re: Skomer Island meet: Spring 2010

                    Hi All

                    Well, very sorry to not have updated this for some time, but I now have some information for you.

                    It is looking as though there may be an opportunity for those who are interested in a Skomer visit, for 3rd/4th/5th June. There's a few things we need to clarify/sort before I confirm anything.
                    • Dates: 3rd and/or 4th and/or 5th June: I am able to head up to West Wales on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th June, but am not sure about anyone else here regarding time off work etc. Please let me know. We have talked about an overnight stay somewhere to take in a sunset/sunrise prior to the Skomer trek.

                    • Accommodation: for those interested in a sunset photo-walk the prior evening I have checked many B&B's and hotels in the area, and though there is availability, it is only for 1 or 2 rooms, not several. So I guess if anyone is interested in an evenings sunset photo-walk on the Thursday/Friday, then if this is what we do it would be down to you to sort your accommodation I'm afraid. Also... hope this doesn't offend anyone, but I don't really have the time to sort peoples accommodation. If anyone does want to go up the evening prior, then I am happy to share details and to obviously meet up - the West Wales sunsets are to die for, honestly and it would be very much worthwhile for those wanting to try this.

                    Typical Welsh Sunset: Little Haven looking towards Skomer (just around the bend)


                    So... if you could let me know what you could do, there are many permutations of this and I'd like to see if we can cater for as many as those who wish to come along.

                    I am happy to sort the agenda for the time we're there regarding times, photo-walks, where to go etc - all I need is availability.

                    For those unsure, or if we are not able to identify a common denominator - I will still be going, and will probably find accommodation for myself and Jen/Heather for overnight on Friday 4th so I can stake out a few sunset opportunities, then go to Skomer on the Saturday. I would be able to go on Thursday afternoon though if there were several of us who preferred this option.

                    FYI: Sunset on Friday 4th June is at 21:32 (see screenshot), and so depending on your travel time, you wouldn't necessarily need to take the Thursday off from work. I wouldn't, as I would travel late afternoon - journey time from Newport is about 2 hours so as long as I was in B&B by 6:30/7:30 it would leave plenty of time for meeting up and getting to wherever we wanted to go for beautiful sunset pics.



                    So folks... please let me know by this weekend what you would like to do, and I will put the agenda together.

                    Ta

                    John
                    Last edited by theMusicMan; 10th May 2010, 11:34 AM.
                    John

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                    • #40
                      Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                      Unfortunately I can't make these dates John. Can't take the time off mid-week and I will be off for a weeks diving and photographing the seals on Scilly Isles on the Saturday.

                      Steve.
                      Old divers never die, they just go down on old wrecks
                      Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but bubbles
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                      • #41
                        Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                        John

                        I'm not going to be able to do that weekend as I'll need to take a couple of days off to warrant the journey across the country and it's the half term week, which people at work have already booked off.

                        Regards

                        Simon

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                        • #42
                          Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                          Don't forget though folks, that if I stay overnight on the Friday for some sunset stuff, the visit to Skomer will be on the Saturday.
                          John

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                          • #43
                            Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                            I have a terrible feeling that the wife has already booked me that weekend (without any choice in the matter may I add). I will double check with her tonight....................fingers crossed............................
                            Regards James.

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                            • #44
                              Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                              John,

                              Hopefully, I would be up for the 4/5 th June. An overnight stay would be good if we could catch the early ferry. Looking at the number of forum members wanting to take ther offer up ---- we may need our own boat !

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                              • #45
                                Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                                Originally posted by JackBenedict View Post
                                John,

                                Hopefully, I would be up for the 4/5 th June. An overnight stay would be good if we could catch the early ferry. Looking at the number of forum members wanting to take ther offer up ---- we may need our own boat !
                                Hi Jack - the earliest crossing to Skomer is at 09:30 and if we want to be sure to get on that - on a Saturday morning - we need to be at the jetty in Martins Haven at 08:15 by the latest. Even then, there may be a queue.
                                John

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