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  • #46
    Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

    I can't do that date either - really sorry, but we're away until the Friday and will have too much to sort out - animals, garden, etc.

    Hope to make it to Bristol, or another one sometime.

    Cindy
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    • #47
      Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

      Oh dear, looks as though I am going to be on my tod then...! ah well.
      John

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      • #48
        Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

        OK, I thought I'd start a list of who may or may not be interested, easier to administrate this way.

        theMusicMan, John: Yes
        dbutch, Dave:
        E-3, James:
        shenstone, Andy:
        Wreckdiver, Steve: No
        pasterw, Wolfgang:
        j.baker, John & Teresa:
        woofmix, Paul:
        mike_j, Mike:
        PaulE, Paul:
        The Saint, Simon:
        Melaka, David:
        steverh, Steve:
        Ian Grego, Ian:
        JackBenedict, Jack?:
        oly_om, Andy:
        mike_j, Mike:
        cinders, Cindy:
        alexs, Alex:
        yorky, ?:
        StephenL, Stephen:
        John

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        • #49
          Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

          Hi John,

          I know - I have been trying to get some accom for the friday night ( if I am able to go ) and I am having difficulty getting accom at the moment. I have been checking out Broadhaven as it isn't too far from Martins Haven.

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          • #50
            Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

            OK, I thought I'd start a list of who may or may not be interested, easier to administrate this way.

            John's West Wales eGroup meeting, Marloes Peninsular (or near) sunset/sunrise photo-walk, Skomer Island, Friday 4th and Sat 5th June 2010


            Summary:

            Yes = 5
            No = 11
            TBC = 0
            Unconfirmed (as of 19th May) = 9 (please can you confirm asap, ta)

            theMusicMan, John: Yes (arriving on Friday morning, staying in the Crest B&B, Little Haven)
            dbutch, Dave:
            E-3, James: No
            shenstone, Andy:
            Wreckdiver, Steve: No
            pasterw, Wolfgang:
            j.baker, John & Teresa: Yes *2 (arriving on Friday morning, staying at Haven Fort Hotel, Little Haven)
            woofmix, Paul:
            PaulE, Paul:
            The Saint, Simon: No
            Melaka, David: No
            steverh, Steve: No
            Ian Grego, Ian:
            JackBenedict, Phil: No
            oly_om, Andy:
            mike_j, Mike: Yes
            cinders, Cindy: No
            alexs, Alex: No
            yorky, ?: No
            StephenL, Stephen: No
            RAC, Richard: Yes (looking for accommodation & staying overnight, meeting up on Friday pm.)
            benvendatta, Dave: No


            All - I shall try to keep this list as up-to-date as I can so you can see current stats. Thanks.
            Last edited by theMusicMan; 29th May 2010, 09:57 AM.
            John

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            • #51
              Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

              Teresa and I are up for this. The dates are fine as well.

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              • #52
                Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                Originally posted by j.baker View Post
                Teresa and I are up for this. The dates are fine as well.
                OK John thanks, I shall add you and Teresa to the Friday as this looks as though it will be when I am going down. Don't forget to seek out accommodation.
                John

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                • #53
                  Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                  Any one have suggestions on accommodation at or near the location?

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                  • #54
                    Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                    Originally posted by j.baker View Post
                    Any one have suggestions on accommodation at or near the location?
                    Hi John

                    If you do a Google search for accommodation in the following areas, I am sure there will be something that would suit your tastes;

                    In order of closest to Skomer Island...

                    Marloes
                    St Brides
                    Dale
                    Little Haven (I am staying at a B&B here, right on the top of a cliff above Little Haven... )
                    Broad Haven
                    Newgale
                    Haverfordwest
                    John

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                    • #55
                      Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                      OK, I know there are lots of posts and updates in here today, but for those coming along, I also wanted to mention that I will be putting together an agenda for what I will be doing through the day and at what time I intend to be at each location.

                      When I do this, though I appreciate you may be wanting to spend more time at some locations, I want to plan a photo-walk at several locations where we can take in as much as is possible in the limited time available. No specific times as to when I intend to be at these locations, but typically I will be visiting the following;
                      • Friday
                        • Solva - a natural harbour, and very picturesque
                        • St Davids Cathedral - a fair way off (some 20 miles) but worth it. Not 100% I'll go there yet, but a possibility.
                        • Newgale beach - long stretch of sandy beach
                        • Nolton Haven: small, shallow beach with lovely steep cliff-sides
                        • Marloes Sands: another beautiful stretch of fairly isolated beach, rocky outcrops brilliant for long exposure photos - likely to visit this
                        • Westdale beach: stunning, simply stunning. Very likely to visit.
                        • Broad Haven, Druidston: Another lovely long sandy beach, with rock pools. Might take some later afternoon long exposures there.
                        • Somewhere for sunset pics: not sure exactly where; Little Haven possibly

                      • Saturday:
                        • Skomer Island


                      There, a taster to what I'll be up to. Hope you can join me.
                      Last edited by theMusicMan; 10th May 2010, 02:35 PM.
                      John

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                        • #57
                          Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                          Just opposite where I am staying, John. I guess a nice pub meal is on the cards following the sunset photo-walk, eh

                          Hope we get more people wanting to come along on this trip.
                          John

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                          • #58
                            Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                            Regret, I will be unable to get down, I was down in April but unfortunatly they were not landing that day or the one previous. I don't question their judgement at all but here was very little wind that day, it would seem a long way to come on the off chance of landing. I do hope you have better luck than I.

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                            • #59
                              Re: ARRANGING: Skomer Island meet: one or two of - June 3rd/4th/5th 2010

                              Originally posted by yorky View Post
                              Regret, I will be unable to get down, I was down in April but unfortunatly they were not landing that day or the one previous. I don't question their judgement at all but here was very little wind that day, it would seem a long way to come on the off chance of landing. I do hope you have better luck than I.
                              Shame, but I do fully understand your position, yorky. However what I will say in defense of the crew, is that there doesn't need to be a lot of wind, but if it's from the North it causes a huge swell right into the jetty where the Dale Princess lands on Skomer. This is a precarious position, right into the cliff face - you come off the boat right at the front, as the boat faces directly onto the cliff on landing, engines running - there is no walk way or other comfortable place to get off. So, any Northerly causes rough landing and it's in those conditions that the boat won't land.
                              John

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                              • #60
                                Re: CONFIRMED: West Wales & Skomer Island meet: June 4th/5th 2010

                                Hi John, I was right, I have already got a commitment on that weekend (thanks to her indoors) I am very, very dissapointed that I cant come, but hope you have a fabulous time & post lots of pictures
                                Regards James.

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