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    Autumn 2008 Meeting Accommodation

    I thought it would be an good idea to start a new thread examining the accommodation options on Anglesey. Assuming we want to stay on the island, here are some starters...

    http://www.lastra-hotel.com/

    http://www.nantyrodyn.co.uk/index.html

    http://www.carregmonhotel.co.uk/

    Interesting?

    Barry

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    Good idea Barry, you're elected.
    Regards Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller View Post
    Good idea Barry, you're elected.
    Quite right, too. I'm not so sure that Barry can be entrusted with the weather.

    Here are a couple more that should be within means ...

    http://www.a1tourism.com/uk/victoria1.html

    http://www.liverpoolarms.co.uk/

    And others ...
    http://www.hotels.uk.com/search/area...idge&region=Y2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller View Post
    Good idea Barry, you're elected.
    Thanks Dave! :o

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeha Lynch View Post
    Quite right, too. I'm not so sure that Barry can be entrusted with the weather.
    No problem Sandeha, I've bought a great tow rope!

    Barry

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    I thought that it may be informative to newcomers to outline what these weekends are all about.

    These bi-annual meetings were started about four years ago to allow us to meet those with whom we had conversed through the medium of this forum. We wanted to put faces to names, and see each others pictures in the hand as opposed to second-rate facsimiles on screen, to discuss and learn from each other, and that’s always easier when face to face. The quiet periods between getting out of bed, and the bar opening are usually filled with attempts at picture making; with varying degrees of success.

    The first meeting was obviously successful, despite some horrendous weather, because we arrange another immediately after, for the following autumn, and they have continued since.

    It was thought reasonable that we should move the venue around the country, and for a different member to take the lead in organising the meeting and accommodation selection. This has been a successful format that has worked well so far. We have also been fortunate in that we have often enjoyed the expertise of a local members knowledge to guide us to photogenic locations in the chosen areas.

    As for attendance, the meeting are open to all those that frequent this APUG forum together with their partners, and not just UK residents either, for we have enjoyed meeting APUG visitors from foreign parts in the past. It is not obligatory to attend for the entire weekend, although most do. If you happen to be in our locality for an hour, or two feel free to look us up. Some of us like to make a long weekend out of it, if only to make a long journey worthwhile, others have been happy to attend for an afternoon or evening.

    Analogue photography is the spoken language at these gatherings, so, if you are able to, make the effort to attend and join in, I doubt you will regret it.
    Regards Dave.

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    Tow rope? Barry what do you know about Anglesey that I've missed?
    The date poll has closed, so it looks like we have chosen the weekend 4/5th October next.
    Has anyone spotted any other venues worth investigating, it looks like only two of those listed so far contain enough (20 ish) rooms, or have I missed something?
    Regards Dave.

    An English Eye


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    I thought Barry did a brilliant job of the weather in April

    We had rain, snow, wind, overcast, bright sun, patchy sun, more wind & some or all of these at the same time

    If the light wasn't right for a shot - then wait & within 30mins you had what you wanted

    The tow rope is a good idea though

    Martin

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    One largish hotel, under relatively new management I'm told, is the Carreg Mon ... http://www.carregmonhotel.co.uk/

    Just on the island and just off the bridge. 29 bedrooms, all of which have something called a TV, whatever that is.

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    It may well have to be that one. I found The Bull Hotel in Llangefni which is in the middle of the island and has 22 rooms, but it seems to be well booked for the period we want. I've emailed a couple of others to inquire about tariffs which they seem shy of publishing; never a good sign.
    Regards Dave.

    An English Eye


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller View Post
    Tow rope? Barry what do you know about Anglesey that I've missed?
    Well it is close to SNOWdonia (ducks!)


    Only 13 (not including partners) so far, but I suppose there may be some late takers? Where's Frank?

    Barry

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