Spring 2009 UK APUG Weekend - WHEN to go

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  1. Bob F.

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    I've started a thread to seek suggestions of WHERE to go in Spring 2009 - this thread is to seek suggestions of WHEN to go.

    Some generalities: Mid March is probably the earliest and late May probably the latest, but that's just my feeling - feel free to suggest later/earlier.

    That mean the weekends as follows: I have added school holidays (April is not looking good on that scale...):

    MARCH
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    14/15
    21/22
    28/29

    APRIL
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    4/5 : School Holidays start 3rd
    11/12 : Easter
    18/19 : school holiday ends 20th
    25/26

    MAY
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    2/3 : 4th = May Bank Holiday
    9/10
    16/17
    23/24 : Half-term starts 25th
    30/31 : Half-term ends 29th


    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Martin Aislabie

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    I won't be able to make any date before late April.

    I am expecting to be in Australia in Jan & the first half of Feb then in the USA in March

    By the time I have recovered from that lot it takes me to the end of April

    Thanks

    Martin
     
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    My agenda is sadly less busy than Martin's :rolleyes:
    Will follow the majority.
     
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  4. Neil Souch

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    Hi,

    You may wish to consider misssing the 16th / 17th of May as FADU have already settled on that date for a Lake District meet. I am about to commit to that so can't be in two places at once. All the other dates mentioned are free for me at the moment.

    Cheers,

    Neil.
     
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    I can make all dates other that 16/17th May at the moment.

    Barry
     
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    I can't do May at all. Have too many other trips then (friends & family visitings).
     
  7. Ian Grant

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    My agent says Scotland in April or May is best, she doesn't like the UK weather at the best of times, but most definitely not over a school holiday or half-term :D

    I had planned to go to Anglesey at the last minute as I was on the Ilford tour, but one look at the forecast and I retreated home :smile:

    Ian
     
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  8. Martin Aislabie

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    Ian, Anglesey was interesting (!) weather wise - but surprisingly good to photograph.

    Sat, heavy continuous rain & very strong winds – dreadful

    Sunday, was warm, sunny almost cloudless skies and very little wind.

    It was hard to believe you were in the same place

    Martin
     
  9. Ian Grant

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    Anglesey in the rain is an enduring childhood memory from 2 miserable holidays spent there. Not something I wanted to repeat :D

    Unfortunately I was only in the UK for 2 weeks so my time was better spent in my darkroom, hopefully my next trip back will co-incide with the Spring weekend.


    Ian