US to UK APUG Gathering in Cornwall England
As there is no real place to ask this in the regional sub-forum, So I've placed it into the Miscellaneous section and now some of the regional sub-forums where there is usually a lot of activity.
At any rate, Last winter I was talking to a few folks at the MN sub zero winter gathering in Northern MN, and again at Bill Schwab's Photostock event in Michigan this summer. There is some interest in setting up an International trip to Cornwall England for a photographic tour of that region of the country. I am proposing setting up and leading a trip to that area of the country as I know it quite well from previous trips and because my family lives down there. I know of at least 4 current US based and 1 UK based APUG'ers that are willing to participate in this trip. I am opening it up for others to express their interest in meeting up and or tagging along for this excursion.
For the US contingent, I am thinking that a relatively easy sized group to manage would be no more than 12 people as we could split up into 3 vehicles allowing room for luggage and gear. Again this is all tentative at the moment. However, it does need to be looked at, thought over and prepared for by all interested parties to make sure expectations are understood. Logistically, this should be an easy trip, but making it so it fits peoples schedules, budgets, and what they hope to get out of it is where it becomes a potential minefield to plan around.
That said, I was thinking of a May/June timeframe in 2010, when Cornwall can be a wonderful place to explore at that time. No firm date and duration of trip is fixed yet at this time, and I will wait until I get a good feel of general interest before we move onto the hard part of selecting dates, locations to visit, places to stay etc.
I also realize that there are some current APUG'ers local to that neck of the woods and it would be good to see and meet them aswell as any other APUG'ers in the UK, Europe, or anywhere else for that matter participate in this gathering if they wish to tag along??
So with that said, please let me know if you are interested. Either respond to this thread, or PM me and I will start to generate a list of potential participants.
Fingers crossed this makes it off the ground, I am confident we can do this and I think it would be good opportunity for us to come away with some spectacular images.
Count me in... It would be good to meet up with you guys. I am fairly certain that a good many Brit APUGERS will feel the same.
It would be great to meet you all and I look foreward to hearing more about the proposed visit in due course.
If people are coming from the US for this, I may be able to make it from the Isle of Wight. It does mean getting on a boat and going to that scary big island to the north of us though!
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
This sounds like a great idea for a meet, I would certainly like to meet up with some of you guys.
"You don't need eyes to see, you need vision" - Maxi Jazz
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I would be interested in taking part, great part of the country too.
Andrew - we've already talked about this and I am still very keen ... obviously we'd need to look at non-school holidays dates as the place just gets completely gridlocked around then. I've found even May to be heavily congested with tourists and caravans. We usually go in late March and more often than not, the weather is fine with great light. However, whatever date you decide upon, I'd very much like to come along.
Count me in please and if I can be of any assistance do let me know. Your timing is good as there will be less people about at that time of the year and the late spring / early summer light / weather is usually excellent. However, you may like to take into consideration the dates of our school holidays and half terms and avoid them if you can as durning such times some locations can get rather crowded! Also if you are planning any coastal work tides must be considered for safety and access reasons.
This sounds a great idea and I look forward to seeing you all in 2010!
Sounds like a lot of fun. Please count me in for now, and if you need any help organising things then do get in touch.
If I had the money, I would love to do this and see where my Cornish ancestors lived.