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    Autumn 09 Meet?

    Guys, hopefully you have had enough time to from the fun in Penzance

    Are we interested in an autumn meeting?

    If so, where would we like to go

    We have previously visited:-

    • Keswick, Lake District
    • Wells-next the-Sea, North Norfolk
    • Canterbury, Kent
    • Avebury
    • Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye
    • Seahouses, Northumberland
    • Hawes, Yorkshire Dales
    • Anglesey, N Wales
    • Penzance, Cornwall


    Polite suggestions only please

    Martin

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    Turkey, it doesn't rain in the Autumn here

    What about Shropshire around Iron-bridge, short hop to Bridgnorth & the Severn Valley railway, great countryside, very interesting places to visit, quite central & easy to get to.

    I really enjoyed the Penzance meet, and I may be back for a couple of weeks, depending on work commitments.

    Ian

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    Martin,

    What about the suffolk coast? Interesting beaches, coastal features etc.


    Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    What about Shropshire around Iron-bridge, short hop to Bridgnorth & the Severn Valley railway, great countryside, very interesting places to visit, quite central & easy to get to.
    I'd vote for that, but then it's on my doorstep.

    It is, in fact, a suprisingly varied and photogenic area.

    There's at least one other APUGer residing in the county too, (mikeg, who ought to be shouting about his group's upcoming exhibition).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Aislabie View Post
    Guys, hopefully you have had enough time to from the fun in Penzance

    Are we interested in an autumn meeting?

    If so, where would we like to go

    We have previously visited:-

    • Keswick, Lake District
    • Wells-next the-Sea, North Norfolk
    • Canterbury, Kent
    • Avebury
    • Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye
    • Seahouses, Northumberland
    • Hawes, Yorkshire Dales
    • Anglesey, N Wales
    • Penzance, Cornwall


    Polite suggestions only please

    Martin

    I am up for it if I am not otherwise committed of course. Some location that is not too far from Cornwall would nice Shropshire sounds good !

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Aislabie View Post
    Are we interested in an autumn meeting?

    If so, where would we like to go
    I'm quite partial to Ambleside - Relatively easy to get to, some cheap camping. On the downside, often wet, crawling with tourists.

    One question though - Did you have any specific dates in mind ?

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    I agree Shropshire would be a good venue.

    Barry

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    Thanks for kicking that one off Martin.

    Keep me on "Dunno yet what I am doing" list. I am hoping to go to Singapore later this year:o and Japan :o:o, and I doubt my holiday budget will stretch very far this year. If I can make it to the Autumn meet, I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_c5x4 View Post
    some cheap camping
    Mind you. I am reading Paul's post, if there is a cheap camping alternative, may be *big may be* I can make it:rolleyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_c5x4 View Post
    I'm quite partial to Ambleside - Relatively easy to get to, some cheap camping. On the downside, often wet, crawling with tourists.

    One question though - Did you have any specific dates in mind ?
    Paul, we usually do it in the following order:-

    Everyone chipping in with their suggestions for locations

    All vote on the choice of locations

    Suggestions then vote on possible dates – Bob came up with a cunning plan for this years Spring Meet to vote for all of the dates that you could make.

    Having settled on a date we look for a suitable Hotel in the location – there are usually one or two APUGers in the area who volunteer to do the scouting round and come up with suggestions.
    (We tend to use a hotel as “Base Camp” but its very much up to the individual – for instance Ian Grant camped with his cousin in Cornwall but came over to the Hotel in the evening to socialise and look at each others prints)

    Finally everyone suggests their favourite photographic locations – but we are all free to do our own thing – however, there is often a main and one or more splinter groups each day.

    The weekends are mainly a social get together and the opportunity to explore a new area for photographic possibilities.
    The taking of actual photographs is very much a secondary affair (a large group of photographers collected together is not generally considered to be a recipe for great photographs)

    Everyone is amazingly friendly and welcoming to new faces.

    I was a new face at the Spring 08 meeting in Seahouses and was welcomed into the group immediately.

    Martin

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