What? The beach again??

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  1. Whiteymorange

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    YES! Yet again we bring you the joys and sunburn of another Waterford CT summer day.

    Saturday, June 25, 2011 - all day and whatever...
    Spouses and children encouraged

    Good swimming beach (great for kids,) interesting scenes, more food and drink than any of us need, shady lawn and the best APUG company you can imagine.
    There is usually a swap table or two, so bring what you can to trade, sell or give away. Personal apologies up front: I won't have the bulk of give-aways I have had in the past, but there is usually something you never knew you needed until you see it.

    This year we'll keep it mostly bring-your-own-for-the-fire in terms of food, but salads, hot dishes (memorable choices from last year included Diane's fish chowder and Gene's turkey chili!) drinks and dips are encouraged as well. I'll have a charcoal grill going all day.

    More later
     
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    Wish I could come Whitey but three thousand miles is too far to come , I hope a good time is had by all and I send my good wishes to everyone.
     
  3. Whiteymorange

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    Ben, If you ever have one there, I might just show up... depends on where in the UK, though. Lived in the South Downs for a year. Beautiful country.
    Thanks for the words of good cheer.

    Whitey
     
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    Well, if you start walking now...:wink::wink::tongue:
     
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    The South Downs are indeed beautiful country, but I live nearly three hundred miles north of there where the nearest national park is the Yorkshire Dales Nation Park http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Th...ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=pF3CTZzGEc that has some of the widest and most beautiful landscape in Europe.
     
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    OK! I've had some positive response, so here goes:

    The place is a small beach in eastern CT, not the "almost-New York" end of the state, but the poorer, more scenic (IMHO) part. New London, the small city next door has some interesting architecture, there are two large estates (here and here)turned state park locally located and a weird old sanitarium/asylum right on the shore. The beach is protected, has tidal areas for kids to wade about in while looking for crabs, large sandbars for walking out, etc. and some rocky bits for dramatic effect. : >)
    Oh, there is a nuclear power plant there too (Millstone,) but we don't talk about that part muchÂ…

    The house where we forgather is a small, simple cottage about 1/2 mile from the beach, built by my father-in-law in the 40's. We own it with two of my wife's brothers. It has a very shady lot, a quiet neighborhood and not much else. Hey, indoor plumbing is enough, right?

    We have tents and picnic tables, but seating is a welcome addition when there is a crowd, and I hope we get a big one on the 25th!

    PM me for more info or to tell me you'll be there.
     
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    This is always a great day both for the excellent picture making opportunities, and of course for the fine company!! (and food and drink!!) We've got it on the calendar, Whitey!! Can't wait!!!
     
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    we are looking forward to this great get together!

    (and i'll try to throw a few pizzas again :smile: )
     
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    A-yup... me ams gonna be there too!! :D
     
  10. Whiteymorange

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    Ah! Good to see the regulars chime in. You guys are why we do it!
     
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    Entered on my calendar as well.
     
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    date has been saved.... Hey, and the price of gas should be down quite a bit by then...!
     
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    It's an hour and a half drive for me, but I'm thinking about it now, I will PM you when I can be sure if I can make it This might be a good excuse to take my Nikonos out in the Sound for a dip, do you know if they allow SCUBA off the beach there?
     
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    "North America just north of that sharp right turn North America makes on the Atlantic coast" There are many of them...which one?
     
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    Diving off the rocks near the beach is common, bblhed, but flags are called for since the boat launch is nearby and idiots abound. I wouldn't want to see any APUGger beheaded by a crazy powerboater. My brother-in-law is a professional diver and has lots of experience in the area- he lives just a few miles away and would be happy to suggest venues for a dive. He might have the appropriate float and flag as well, should you want to plan ahead with us. If you're coming from LI, just get to the ferry at Orient Point. We can pick you up at New London- it's only a few miles from the cottage. (I looked at your affiliations and saw Long Island Large Format.)

    Drew, I'm happy to see you chime in as well! I'll have the coffee on for you.
     
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    This is Lizz,
    I'll offer my annual claim and disclaimer to be there. On another note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
     
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    Ya gotta love anyone who puts a claim and a disclaimer in one offer to show up..

    Thanks, Lizz
     
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    Pretty masterful ,eh?
     
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    OK, Bump time.:cool: I'm out of school and itching to get started on the summer. I bring this back to the surface because it is what summer means to me- good friends, good food, the beach, and crazy photography-shooting, sharing and talking. I lied about the swop/freebie table being meager too. There will be easels, timers, funky old lenses, Polaroid stuff, Duoflexes, 127 cameras - whatever from the deepest caverns of school darkrooms and my own overstocked studio. I'll give everyone a roll of 120 film to shoot on the day. Maybe I'll re-roll them to 620 and make everybody shoot a Duoflex! Bring what you got and take home even more! :D
    Saturday the 25th
    45 Goshen Rd.
    Waterford, CT


    All day. Bring a suit and some food or drink
    Come one, come all.
    PM me for details or to say you're coming.
    Breakfast anyone?​
     
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    I'm hip for breakfast. :D
     
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    Hey, I'm hip too.
     
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    You certainly are, Bill, and let no one tell you otherwise. :smile:
     
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    How about here at 8 on Saturday? PM me if you can make it so I can reserve a fairly large table if needed.
     
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    Good choice! :D
     
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    Have now scheduled some major dental work to be done the day before...so we'll see how things go. Would love to have breakfast with the gang...